Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Zipper

I've joined along with the Sew Out Loud QAL.

It's all about paper piecing and sewing with text prints and sewing themed fabrics. 
If you are interested you can go here to download the free pattern and here to join the Flickr group.
I really need to practice my paper piecing and this group has so much talent in it, why not learn from the best? 
There is a great line-up of tutorials planned by some amazingly talented quilters.
February 13th - Julianna @ Sewing Under Rainbow - Block 1
February 20th - Joanna @ Shape Moth - Block 2
February 27th - Muriël @ Doucepoints - Block 3
March 5th - Susanne @ Quilt it out - Block 4
March 12nd - Charise @ Charise Creates - Block 5
March 19th - Kerry @ Very Kerry Berry - Block 6
March 26th - Amy @ Badskirt - Block 7
April 2nd - Amy @ During Quiet Time - Block 8
April 9th - Leila @ Where the Orchids Grow - Block 9
April 16th - Melinda @ Quirky Granola Girl - Block 10
April 23rd - Krista (Lola Blue Ocean) - Block 11
First up is Julianna's Sewing Under Rainbow Projektownia Jednoiglec tutorial.
The first thing you need to do with paper piecing is make sure you know where the fabric is to be placed. This is an example of an oops, but luckily easily remedied.
Ah, that's better.
The beginning of the zipper...
Thanks to the 1/4" ruler the sewing and trimming went smoothly and the project went well.
Paper piecing is a messy business with lots of little scraps all over the floor.

But in the end, the block is fabulous.
Thanks to Julianna for an easy to follow tutorial and an interesting block.
Now I need a neck massage after all this intense sewing.
This week I'm linking up with AmyLouWho

Thanks for stopping by,



Mrs Flying Blind... said...

You are totally right - it is totally fabulous!

linda said...

it is amazing !!

Annabella said...

That`s so cool Di and beautifully made - I shall try this but after Katy`s tuition, and without text prints as I have none. That newspaper fabric is amazing!

Katy Cameron said...

Looks great, love the fabrics you chose

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Run Quilt Knit Write said...

It looks great! Mind you, I don't know where you find the time!!

Canadian Abroad said...

Oh so very cool!

Dee said...

Wow! That is one of the most original and unique blocks I've seen in a long time. Super fun and very incredibly pieced!

Rhonda the Rambler said...

Great job Di!