I’ve tried paper piecing few times and it’s a love-hate relationship. As much as I love the tiny pieces of fabric and the pictures they create, I hate when I make it wrong and need to take the seam ripper. Actually I hate ripping seams, so most often I’ll start it from scratch. That’s exactly what happened with this robot paper piecing. Three times.
The pattern is wonderful – all is numbered and clear, if only there was anyone to follow the numbers.
Anyway, I did it right finally and I love the result! Made the backing from a black dot minky fabric.
The lucky boy loved it too
Cute robot paper pieced boys room pillow
I’ve been exploring the new to me field of paper piecing with a pattern of my awesome friend Rumi from Right Patterns and got in spring mood… Check out her blog to see her wonderful mini quilts with urban twist.
Here’s what I did with her patterns:
I was quite intimidated in the beginning, since I’ve never done paper piecing, and all those tiny pieces looked impossible to piece accurately, but it’s actually super easy and great fun! You should try. And the best part is I’ll get to use those bags of scraps I’ve been collecting for years!
Just showing what I did for Christmas (my handmade gifts) for my boy and my little girl. It was fun experimenting with machine embroidery and quilting. They love the pillow cases and I love how they turned out. Now two quilts are waiting to be sewn to complete the sets, but since I’ve planned (and bought) using Riley Blake’s Colorful Christmas line and I feel like Spring already, I wonder if these won’t be left for the next winter season…