I took an introductory paper piecing class last week from Kennette, my quilt-goddess-friend at Something to Crow About.
I had only done one paper-pieced pattern before--the one of my own making from January's quilting retreat--and I felt like I didn't know what I was doing. So the class was a way to boost the knowledge that I got from reading books. We were using a free pattern found on the internet: Yvonne's daisies (click on "free blocks", then "small blocks - flowers") The basic daisy consists of four identical blocks; the wallhanging/pillow design we are following uses four daisies (that's 16 individual blocks). I got one individual block completed during the class, and was waiting to post until I had finished at least one complete daisy.
But I'm too impatient: I have some un-sewing to do after today, and it's been a week since my last post. I have three-fourths of a daisy...
But... Ugh... with this new skill, I've backed into starting a new project. (Before I finished any previous project. How do I keep doing this?) In order to not just make an orphan daisy block, I didn't choose to use fabric or scraps from my stash. I bought new fabric to complete a pillow top, in the color scheme of the guest bedroom. New fabric. New project. Adding to the unfinished projects pile in the sewing room.
Where will this project be in a month--further along, or taking up space?