Sunday, 19 February 2012

Thunderbolts and Lightening! (and paper piecing)

I'm really tempted to join in with the New York Beauty QAL, but I realised I should probably try some paper piecing first. A pretty dramatic tropical storm in Auckland on Friday evening meant cheerio to the BBQ plans, so sewing was back on the agenda. Inspired by Heather's post and really cute paper-pieced doll, I watched the video tutorial that she had posted about, then hunted around on the internet for a pattern I could use that didn't seem too hard. I found this cute wonky house pattern, and plunged on in, thunder booming overhead. I did wonder if that was a bad omen - did the universe not want me to attempt paper piecing?? It turned out to be way more fun than I thought. Here is one of my happy little houses, wonky quilting and all. Just thinking about binding then you can see my whole street of happy houses.


  1. That is SO cute! I need to try some more paper-piecing. The latest Fat Quarterly e-magazine is all about it and has some cute patterns.

  2. Very cute. I've been looking for just the right wonky house paper piecing pattern. I might just have to give this one a try. I recently learned to paper piece and agree with you, it is so much fun.