Today I led a paper piecing workshop at our Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild meeting. I think it went pretty well. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of finished blocks! We didn't have time to finish them at the meeting.
This is the block I made today as my sample. I normally use copy paper for my paper piecing because it is cheap and easy (already in my printer) but Christa from ChristaQuilts sent me some vellum from her shop to try out. I used that today. Normally, I hold my paper and fabric up to the light in order to line up fussy bits like the "Broken Dishes/Pinwheel" piece I used from the Mama Said Sew line as the label on my sewing machine block. The vellum is so transparent that it made lining things up very easy. It also stitched well, handled my ironing just fine, and ripped off more easily than copy paper putting less stress on my stitches. If you are interested in ordering some, don't forget to use the exclusive During Quiet Time code B12QT to receive 5% off your first order and every subsequent order.
Materials used in my block:
Background fabric: Confetti Dots in Charcoal from Play Date by Dear Stella
Table: Pineleope by Anna Griffin (originally from the Fat Quarter Shop)
Throat Plate: Cream Lines from Word Play (originally from Sew Fresh Fabrics) The two text prints are Mama Said Sew.
I'm thinking that I will use one of my Sewing Machine Blocks to make a sewing machine cover. It's the perfect size for the front of a machine with a bit of sashing.
If you are interested in the pattern, you can find it in my Etsy shop.