Quick-Strip Paper Piecing »
InstructionsI loved making these pinwheels, but didn't feel like doing a whole quilt. So I've made sets of table mats. It's nice to make individual table mats by twisting the blocks.
Type of item: Functional
I used scraps of quilt fabric and a few new fat quarters.
What was your inspiration?
I thoroughly enjoyed the Quick strip paper piecing course.
What are you most proud of?
My points actually match (well, for the most part...). By the third set of table mats I was getting more accurate and also faster. I also managed to stitch mostly in the ditch for the quilting (apart from a few small slips).
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It was great to be able to do the blocks while having the course video playing at the same time - I watched the course through twice before attempting the blocks myself, but by the second set I was off on my own.
Another tip would be to start with batiks that are double sided - that way you don't end up "miss-sewing" the wrong sides together.
And lastly, as I always manage to pull and stretch my blocks, I starched the Tilda blocks before I took the paper off the back - this helped a lot with accuracy.