Thursday, October 11, 2012

Circle of geese block DONE!

Hi again,
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It's the last month in the Craftsy BOM block making progress and to celebrate that we're doing paper piecing.
I like paper piecing for the precision, but I don't use it very often, for that reason I was pretty excited about these blocks. Not even mentioning that the Circle of Geese block was on my to-do list.

Circle of Geese paper pieced block

My experience this time was:
  • Never used glue before for paper piecing, but I found that it holds the fabric in place on the  edges while sewing the sub-blocks together
  • I realized that in my previous paper pieced projects I didn't set the stitch length short enough
  • I learned that piercing the paper in advance is a VERY tedious process
  • I remembered to cover my ironing surface in order to not to have printer ink on it while pressing the pieces (ink side down)
  • When I un-thread my machine I have to un-thread the take-up lever, otherwise I'll have to take my sewing machine apart to be able to get rid  off the wound up thread (YEAH, ask me how I know!)
  • I only had to rip once!
All in all, I loved the process of making this block, even though when I started to perforate the papers I thought I'll never get this done, it'll take FOREVER! I'm pretty pleased the way it came out with the points matching. I can say it's my most precise block in my paper piecing career.
For tomorrow I'm gonna be working on the  Friendship Circle block. I have the paper foundation already perforated so it should be easy-peasy :)

I wrote a blog  post yesterday from my phone and saved it, just to figure out later that I can't edit it from my computer, bummer! Rhonda @Quilter in The Gap is  hosting a photo-a-day  for 30 days which is really fun, come and join us! There's a button on the right sidebar (quiet  a big one) so you can see the themes for the days. It only started yesterday, so it's never too late to catch up!

My photo of the day was:

Super small stitches while paper piecing

I'll also have to write a blog post  for the 4th quarter finish along. You can link up your UFO-s/VIP-s by clicking here. Hope to see you there!

'Til we blog again! :)


  1. I love, love, love it!!! That came out really nice. I like how the blue and white look so crisp and clean.

  2. I've always wanted to try this block. Sounds like you enjoyed it! It's such a versatile block. I'm keeping it on my back burner for now! Love your blues!

  3. Looking great Kati and I love your tips based on what you've learnt :)

  4. Your block looks great! It is definately on my to-do list someday.

  5. Beautiful! I love the Circle of Geese pattern - so pretty! Well done only having to unpick once - I think that's an absolute victory when paper piecing! :)

    Brave spending the time perforating the paper - I don't think I've tried that. It would make it easier to tear the paper away but not sure if I'd have the patience!

  6. Sewing the paper does make a Big difference. I love your block Kati,this is on my to make list. Yours turned out beautifully,great color combo too! Thanks for sharing your tips. Super job on only having to rip once :)

  7. Its Gorgeous! And you have officially renewed my interest in Craftsy BOM. I lost interest in July with the Dresden plates. On the other hand I can't believe it is October! Good news. I can sit down and get them all done at once... opposed to once a month! Thanks for the advice on this one.

  8. Great paper piecing, Kati! Can't wait to see them all together - I've always love a blue and white quilt but have yet to make one. Your's will look lovely, I'm sure.


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