A while back I blogged about how I received a some scraps from a friend and how I was going to try my hand at paper piecing a string quilt for the first time. If your new around here you can read more about it here and here.
I know! I didn't realize either that it had been since February since I last worked on them. I knew they had been sitting on my sewing table for a while now...but really? Well, to be totally honest once I had the blocks complete I had no interest in tearing off all that paper and I wasn't quite sure how I was going to lay them out. Then, I came up with a really cool layout. Something I haven't seen anywhere, but I would have had to rework almost all the blocks. So, I decided that quilt was going to need to be started from scratch in different fabrics, but I still had all these blocks....
You like? It is more of a traditional layout but I really love how it came out. The pink and green was really calling out to be a baby quilt anyways.
Besides I needed some more practice quilting on the machine and that is always better with smaller projects. This is the first time I tried using the blue painters tape....and... well I didn't love it. I felt like there was a lot of waste. I tried to reuse as much of the tape as I could but it still seemed like I was throwing a lot of it way because when I would reposition it, it would tear and I couldn't use it again. I can't imagine how much tape a full size quilt would have used. So, I must ask, do you feel the same way? or is it just me? If you have any tips on using tape as a guide I would love to hear them.
This by far was my biggest problem I keep sewing into the tape and I spent alot of time carefully picking tape out of the stitches. Not fun! I know part of my problem is that I need new glasses and the foot I was using didn't help me in that department.