English Paper Piecing, Day Four
|Fussy Cutting a motif for a 2" hexagon|
|Finished Fox topper|
|Fussy cutting flowers|
|Capturing a snowflake motif in the center of a freezer paper window|
Freezer paper has a waxy side (Reynolds calls it "plastic" and I'm horrified by that term when I think of ironing it to my fabric!) and a paper side. You can draw on the paper side. The waxy side is placed on your fabric and you use your iron to press it and the wax (think "wax paper") sticks to the fabric. It's the perfect template material. Appliquérs use it all the time.
Now for the Chickadees. For one set of blocks I thought that a 1-3/4" hexagon would work best with the motifs I wanted to capture. But then I actually bumped it up to 2" to capture more.
|Freezer paper window with 3/8" seam allowance|
|2" hexagons and diamonds|
|6 Marie Blocks awaiting a quilt|
|Centering my freezer paper over the motif I wanted to capture|
|Little Debby (not Debbie) block|
|Center of a Twisted Hexagon table mat|
Isn't this "tweet"?
|Twisted Hexagon table mat|
Wait a minute! What's that seam through his little neck? I had to piece this. What do you think? I put those decades of garment sewing to the test and they came through for me!
|My little pieced chickadee!|
See you tomorrow for a few more shapes to round up the week's EPP focus!