Monday, 20 October 2014

R2D2 Too?

I was being pathetic yesterday I know, but I really don't have the attention to detail skill that is needed for paper piecing (PP), however fantastic the design, and the designer.

I printed out the instructions and the PP sheets

I cut out most of the tiny pieces, having decided that fabric pen was going to replace some of the pieces

I sighed, shock my head sadly, threw them all away and cut out the second (spare) set of pieces (still using Kristy's design) and re-evaluated. 

I have long thought that a PP design could easily be done as an EPP (English paper piecing) -well the word *easily* has to be removed from the sentence, but I think it is doable.  So I re cut the sections to suit EPP,

. . . tacked the fabric to the card (and used the fabric pens for the cheating parts)

. . . and started to whip the pieces together - it's now looking like this

I think it's going to work


  1. Great solution Benta. I'm afraid paper piecing to that level of detail just fills me with terror.

  2. I think you brave piecing it! I would have just appliquéd it!

  3. Applique might have been easier for you lol

  4. Good for you! PPcan be frustrating for sure

  5. everyone says that foundation paper piecing is easy, glad to know I am not the only one that has a problem! your EPP is working a treat. I am wondering if maybe I will try houses but cut them as a whole house and embroider the sections, use different coloured fabric for each one just a thought I will play with as it might be the easiest option for me and easy I like

  6. well after all that's how it was done originally .. and as long as it works .. who cares!! lol x well done for figuring it out xx

  7. Very cute. I am doing just the opposite. Im making a BIG tree and it is weird paper piecing with such large pieces. I love doing it though.

  8. Well done in pursuing an alternative solution! It's looking good!

  9. I think it is going to work too! Someone is going to be thrilled.


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