Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More Paper Piecing

My new daughter-in-law asked me to make a Christmas tree skirt for her for this holiday season. I looked around for patterns, but I didn't see anything that I thought was really "her" so I came up with my own idea. I'm not sure exactly where I'm going with it yet, but this is what I have so far.

I bought some Christmas fabrics ....

I found some patterns online for some paper pieced blocks. They're simple designs, and it was good practice ... not to mention kind of fun.

I made my share of mistakes ... I think I had to rip out at least one piece from each block I did ... sometimes more. But I'm getting better. I have four more blocks to do (two each of a candy cane and a wreath) and then I have to figure out where to go from there. I know what I want it to look like when I'm finished ... I just haven't quite worked out how to get there yet ... but I will.
I like to do projects that sort of evolve. Sometimes I end up with quite a mess ... but once in a while it ends up to be something spectacular. We'll see which way this one goes!!