I found a paper piecing template for this heart online weeks ago…I think it was back in February when everything with a heart in it was trending on pinterest….and I couldn’t get the idea of attempting paper piecing out of my mind.
Then I found a ¼ inch piecing foot in a charity shop and suddenly the paper template was cast aside while I played with my new toy making a tote bag for my Mam (which she loved by the way). Well I stumbled upon the paper template again last weekend while I was tidying up and immediately dropped everything plugged in the sewing machine and grabbed the scrap fabric box and gave it a go.
I’ll admit I thought this would be really hard and stupidly tedious to do but it wasn’t at all. I found the "fold, trim, sew, press repeat" action really absorbing and dare I say it fun! I imagine that many people would hate it but the perfectionist in me, that hated seeing all my mismatched points in my previous sewing attempts, was ecstatic at the perfect little points that paper piecing gave me.
I spent about 2 hours making this little 6 inch block and right now I have no idea what I’m going to do with it but during those two hours I did discover what my next project will be…..yep call me crazy but I’m going to do a paper pieced quilt! Can't wait to get started!