I have wanted to try paper piecing for a while now. The results always look so precise and amazing. There are so many options but I decided I wanted to try this kiwi pattern by Juliet & Tartankiwi, as this was the design that inspired me to give paper piecing a try. It also brings memories of home. This is my work in progress this week….I am linking up with Freshly Pieced.
So the plan is to make another cushion for our grey sofa, that co-ordinates with my spoonflower cushion. I am using yellow and grey for my kiwi. I wanted to give a little more dimension to the kiwi itself, so I made patchwork blocks of yellow and grey to use like a piece of fabric. Here are the blocks.
This is for the body of the kiwi:
The grey will be for the legs and beak:
I am 1/2 way through the block and I love paper-piecing. The pattern for a beginner has been relatively easy so far and I think it is turning out well. I am hoping to finish the cushion cover up by Friday.
That is fabulous paper piecing for your first try!! Great idea to make a patchwork and then use it in the project; it looks great!
Thank you!!! 🙂
Love your patchwork within the paperpiecing- it really gives it a whole new dimension!
I love this block, and I think your choice to use patchwork is genius. Super cute!
I havent’ tried paper piecing yet so am impressed that you have, and am inpsired – I might need to try it, because I love the effect you have created! Looking forward to seeing the end result!
Love your mix of fabrics and colors. I can’t wait to seethe finished project:)
Thank you….I plan to put it up tomorrow for finish it Friday. I really like it :-).
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