Sunday, July 6, 2014

Craftsy Class: Quick-Strip Paper Piecing

Recently I tried my hand at "foundation paper piecing" purely based on some online tutorials and oh my gosh it felt like an abysmal fail.

Despite having this one block finished, and reasonably okay looking, it felt SUPER awkward to piece.  So much so that I just couldn't bring myself to try it again just yet.

Which is a real shame because there are a lot of gorgeous paper piecing patterns that I really want to try!

And then a few days ago I got an email in my inbox with a new round of awesome deals on Craftsy classes.  I dunno about you, but every other week I'm getting these emails, and every single time I go looking, and I pick the classes I would absolutely love to get (list gets longer every time) but alas bills, and children etc come first, so I can't always get classes when there are sales.

This time however, my partner saw me eyeing off a class about strip paper piecing.  This class also came with an electronic copy of the instructors book, which made it all that much harder to pass up.

My partner said if I really wanted it, I should get it.  So I did. I purchased Peggy Martins class -  Quick-Strip-Paper-Piecing.  Totally worth the $15 odd I spent! 

I've spent the last few days, off and on between baby time, gaming time, and sleeping time, watching some of the lessons in this class and oh my gosh, strip paper piecing looks SO EASY!

So easy intact that, as you can see below, I have already printed and cut out a number of blocks of each of the first four patterns she gives us in this class.  I am just waiting on some fabric to arrive so that I can start auditioning fabric!

I cannot wait to get started on this project! I am literally itching to go!

So if like me, you're new to the whole world of Paper piecing, and the 'traditional' method just didn't gel, please go and give Peggy's class Quick-Strip-Paper-Piecing a go! I'd really like to see what you produce if anyone gives the class a shot! :) 

In the meantime whilst I wait for fabric I'm gonna go work on my blocks for Stitch-Cation! 

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