Created by: SkyPilot
Project

Bird of Paradise

What are you most proud of? I did it! I finally learned how to do paper foundation piecing. (Wooo hooo! Doing the happy dance!) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch all the videos all the way through before starting any of the projects. You will get a lot of hints and tips about foundation piecing. Take notes. Make a list of things you will need and have them available. (Don't forget the Scotch #811 removable tape, LOL!) Before you start each particular project, re-watch the video for that project. That helped me a lot. Cutting and organizing your fabrics is a must. I was able to assembly-line sew three additional blocks after I did the first one all the way through. I didn't have the Bind-it flags, but I used regular binder clips and just marked the numbers on the black sides with DecoColor liquid silver paint. Take your time. Aim for precision. Deal with issues that come up and try to work out the best solution to the problem. You will learn a great deal just by doing that.

You Can Make This

SkyPilot made Bird of Paradise with:

Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing

Online Class

Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing

with Carol Doak

  • Carol Doak foundation paper (absolutely wonderful!)
  • add-a-quarter ruler
  • fat quarters on hand

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I did it! I finally learned how to do paper foundation piecing. (Wooo hooo! Doing the happy dance!) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch all the videos all the way through before starting any of the projects. You will get a lot of hints and tips about foundation piecing. Take notes. Make a list of things you will need and have them available. (Don't forget the Scotch #811 removable tape, LOL!) Before you start each particular project, re-watch the video for that project. That helped me a lot. Cutting and organizing your fabrics is a must. I was able to assembly-line sew three additional blocks after I did the first one all the way through. I didn't have the Bind-it flags, but I used regular binder clips and just marked the numbers on the black sides with DecoColor liquid silver paint. Take your time. Aim for precision. Deal with issues that come up and try to work out the best solution to the problem. You will learn a great deal just by doing that.

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Skill Level

Beginner