Sunday, January 23, 2011

I changed my mind :-)

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I could not do it - English Paper Piecing preparation is not for me!
So much folding and basting or gluing. I do not like it much and with my hands it takes forever.

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As soon as the decision was made, I undid the prep work I had already done, pressed and draw sewing lines like I like them.

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The midst of the star comes out so nice and crisp when doing ordinary hand sewing, and pressing the back side is fun :-)

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I did try, didn't I ? :-))

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Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.  ~Cynthia Nelms

Hanne

19 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Thanks for being honest... I'm afraid to start English paper piecing b/c I know I will not have the patience... and as your quote states: "...you might as well be happy!"

Susan said...

It is comforting to do things the tried and true way.

2ne said...

Det har da blitt en stjerne ut av det, bra jobba. Alt kan jo ikke passe alle. Ha en fin søndag :-)

Mary said...

I've done English Paper Piecing with hexagons but I'm with you on these diamonds, much easier to piece by hand without the papers.

Ctextiles said...

I have already tried it but I don't like it either.
good job!
Marie 06

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

Verdt et forsøk, men det gjelder å kjenne sin begrensning :-)
Kjempesøt stjerne!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Thats what quilting is all about..changing your mind...the block looks fantastic Hanne...

Katie said...

It makes much more sense to use the method you like! I think it looks great. :-)

Pam said...

Hanne, have you tried inklingo to print your stitching lines?

ranette said...

Your block does look great! I would like to really love English paper piecing, but I don't. I keep trying though!

Anne said...

Det er det som er så bra - at man kan velge den teknikken man trives best med. Mange veier fører til Rom :)Kos deg med stjerner sydd på streken, de blir virkelig vakre!

Anonymous said...

hanne, do you ever have problems with your hands getting stiff or sore?

May Britt said...

So much more fun to sew on the line. I do it too with these blocks. We do it the way it makes us happy :)

Sølvi's blog said...

Du bestemmer over ditt arbeid - så den er grei.

Gillian said...

Yes, I have success when I just sew along the pencil lines. When that works well, why would you go to the trouble of all the business with paper shapes?

Solveig said...

Næmen,det er vanlig å ombestemme seg innimellom vettu.(Ofte for min del)Og det spiller jo ingen rolle hvilken metode en bruker , det viktigste er at en trives med håndarbeidet sitt. Og pent blir det alikevel. Jeg kom til å bruke en blanding av metodene, papir på alle delene, men yttersømmen på hver blokk blir å sy på strek.Kjekt! ;o))

Sylvan Woman said...

Your handwork is so lovely!

Linda said...

Oh it makes me so happy to hear you say that. I sometimes feel that I should be able to do all types of quilting and really I don't need to do I? It is a lovely block. Love your quote!

suz said...

We quilt because we enjoy it and it makes us happy, so it makes no sense to do something that becomes painful or isn't fun! Good for you to recognize that and make the change.