Are Finally Done!
I am very happy with them. The border was my first paper-piecing project and it took a long time (about 33 hours of actual sewing time)-- much longer than it takes to just cut strips of fabric and make a plain border. But it was worth it.
Every block finished at exactly 10.5 inches. It was quite a breeze to sew on.
There was not one piece where I had to "make it fit" -- how wonderful is that?
I am happy to report that tearing off the back paper is not nearly as tedious as I expected it to be. I've only just begun that part, but it's going quite quickly. I've already discovered that the secret is to sew with a very small stitch (which is NOT so wonderful when you have to rip out sections--believe me, I did my fair share of ripping out).
I can't wait to start my next quilt. I've purchased another Carol Doak book full of 9-patch paper-pieced star blocks.
I am now an official paper-piecing addict!
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
4 months ago