Monday, April 7, 2014

Hitting A Goal

It happens to be a nice feeling when I actually follow through with a goal!  Foundation Paper Piecing. I've done a little here and there.  The precision of the points makes me all smiley and happy!

I was looking through Hawthorne Threads Blog the other day when I saw this post.  I saw the Totem Quilt and was intrigued.  Diamonds.  Paper Piecing.  Must try!  The pattern is available through Cloud 9 Fabrics.  

I pulled out my scraps, printed the patten and went to work!  and...I liked it!


So, it inspired me.  I decided to enlarge it.  Testing.  Testing. Testing.


And it worked!  I cannot lie.  I like the black and white!  Perhaps that will be another project for another day!

I have been 'sitting' on a stash of Briar Rose for months and months.  Always eyeing it, touching it and then putting it back on the shelf.  Well...heck with that!  I bit the bullet and decided Briar Rose and paper piecing diamonds!  Honestly, its only fabric!  


I have made six so far.  (in the bigger diamond)  My plans are still sketchy.  But I do know it will all come together in the end!  I'm just happy I have finally given in and decided this was the Briar Rose project I have been waiting my whole life for!  (dramatic)


I adore this print!  So adorable it makes me giggle!  I have many more diamonds to make.  It could take a while.  But I have time!  I'll share my progress!  

19 comments:

  1. yay, that is the PERFECT pattern for that gorgeous fabric you are hoarding! i, too, love that little frog print and it is never prettier than when cut into small but not too small pieces - look at that little 'scene' in that diamond - omg, to die for! (dramatic) (;

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    1. I totally agree! This print has so many cute things going on, I didn't want to lose that!

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  2. Super cute start! I'm sitting on a stack of Briar Rose myself, argh.

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    1. I had such a hard time using mine! Glad I'm not the only one!

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  3. Really a great pattern for that fabric!

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  4. Fabulous! I'm pretty much over paper piecing for awhile, but yours is making me re-think my position ;-)

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  5. this looks great! paper piecing is always so much more accurate I think-and crisper lines
    I am visiting from lets bee social
    Kathy

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  6. They look wonderful so far! Way to go on using the special fabric... :-)

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  7. That will be a pretty quilt ! You'll have fun making it with fabric you love !

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  8. I especially like the diamond with the Briar Rose scenery. So cute! The only fabric line that I ever bought all of is still sitting there bundled up with a little bow. It looks too pretty all packaged up like that and I have no idea what to use it for. Step one should probably be to take off the bow, at least. ;)

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    1. ...and yet, once that bow is off... so are all bets, no ?~! Finally broke down and made a quilt with a bundle that had enticed me for nearly two years. I made the quilt for the granddaughter of the woman who gave me the bundle. A double WIN !~!

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  9. Great job with the piecing! That will make a very beautiful quilt :)

    -Soma

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  10. great fabrics for the diamonds! I have a few bundles of fabric that I do the same thing with, just waiting for that perfect projects. Looks like diamonds are the perfect project for this bundle!

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  11. ohh so pretty, I think you picked the perfect fabric and you're right that print is too cute

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  12. Very cute. Love your fabrics. :)

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  13. hey, my sister lives in Maryville Tn. Are you near there? What cool blocks!
    LeeAnna Paylor Not Afraid of Color!
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  14. Congrats on the paper piecing success, Jayne! Those diamonds are looking fabulous. What fun it must be to choose which fabric will be the next feature!

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  15. P.S. If you're coming, would you bring one sheet of this pattern? I want to ask Kathy about hand drawing something like it.

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