Saturday, March 27, 2010

First block completed!  I've never done English paper piecing before -- one of the appeals to doing this BOM was the chance to learn it.  At first, the going was very slow and I started thinking maybe this technique wasn't for me.  But I really like hand piecing and applique, so I kept at it, hoping that it was just a matter of getting a rhythm going.  And by the end of the block, I felt much more comfortable -- I think I'm really going to like it.

Is there anything to do with the 'tails' of the outer triangles other than to tuck them under as you applique the completed piece?  I felt mine were a bit bulky and you can see in the photo that there are a few ripples in the lower left hand corner.  I'd appreciate any tips!