Finally I managed to snap a quick pic of my constellations quilt top!!
And when I say quick I mean quick…..I only just managed it. After only four snaps it started raining ……………. AGAIN!
It’s still going today and will be for the rest of the week. Why oh why!
Can you see that little rocket there? That’s my first ever bit of paper piecing …..yay!!
At first I was thinking of including a penguin, but decided that it probably wasn’t the best choice for a first attempt. So after seeing this super cute cushion over at snipssnippets I searched out the QuietPlay pattern and eventually set about giving it a go.
Not too shabby for a first try!
When I got started it dawned on me that actually I had no clue how to paper piece. It took me a while to get my head around it but I got there in the end!!
It was a slight surprise to me quite how much fabric was needed so I used more turquoise than I wanted leaving me a fair bit short. I found myself frantically scraping together any pieces I could find, thinking of ways to make them go as far as possible. This is why the rocket is surrounded by a slightly odd shape!!
As you can probably see I have actually got halfway through quilting it now and after some tests I’ve opted for aqua.
I’m not sure if this is a good choice or not.
I liked the aqua (being my favourite colour) but was slightly worried about it showing too much on the back….still am! I was leaning towards royal blue for this reason, but my boyfriend seemed to have a serious aversion to this option so thinking maybe he knows something I don’t I’ve gone for the aqua.
I will keep you updated on my progress!
Linking up with WIP wednesday at Freshly Pieced.