It's my turn to host for the Paper-piecing blog hop run by Kristy at QuietPlay. There have been some amazing projects so far, so I'm not even going to try to compete! Instead, I'm going basic and presenting my first effort at designing my own foundation paper-piecing pattern. Eeek!
I'm warning you, it's super simplistic so if you've come looking for a swanky-fandangled paper-pieced blog, this post is not for you!
Perth Modern Quilt Guild with a mug-rug competition. The design has to be based on the PMQG logo, which in turn, is based on the skyline of our city.
First, I drew up a city scene. I wanted to use flashes of colour as a reflection of the city lights in the waters of the Swan River. I can't say I took a lot of time and trouble with this - it's fairly random.
Then, I foundation-pieced the reflections. FreshLemons has a good beginner's foundation paper piecing tutorial here.
I started to piece the buildings using the freezer-paper-piecing method - I was DETERMINED to give it another shot - but I was ready to climb the walls after the third piece, so I went back to straight foundation piecing.
I free-motion quilted around the buildings with a geometric design.
And I went with wavy free-motion quilting for the water. I used VeryKerryBerry's single binding tutorial, except that I cut it to 1.5" wide and machined it down on both sides. And h