New Name

UNDER THE ROSE has a new name its.......BY THE SEAM.
I had trouble with the old web address so thought it would be best to change it.
Thanks for coming by and please leave me a comment so I know that you were here. Marlene

April 14, 2009

My First Paper Pieced Project

I did this quilt quite some time ago for a little boy that I love dearly. I had the idea to do the sail boats because his Mom loves them. I had no idea what I was doing but I gave it a try anyway. I found the cutest fabric that I used for the strips in the middle and the backing. The sails are a navy check. I was very happy with the way it turned out because it was my first try. I am sure that I made a lot of mistakes while making it and have since then done a lot more paper piecing, it is addicting like they say. I tied this quilt because that is what the Mom liked and I had not yet attempted any machine quilting, not even stitching in the ditch. I can do some machine quilting now and I am slowly learning to free motion quilt, although I must say I don't think it is that easy to regulate your stitches. I just need to practice more, as they say,"Practice makes perfect".

2 comments:

Angela said...

This boat quilt is fantastic! I love the border fabric you used, it is just perfect! I really love paper piecing too, although I still sometimes sew pieces on backwards/upside-down! :o)))
Thanks for sharing your quilt!
Hugs,
Angela

Em said...

Hi! I'm glad I found you over here. Your little sailboat quilt is cute.
- Auntie Em