OK. Yesterday for Christmas I gave my sister a hostess gift, which is a beautiful bag made from an Amy Butler pattern called “Birdie Sling” out of these fabrics:
You can see the pattern at www.amybutlerdesign.com., or here:
(And no, I did not take a photo of the finished product).
I also gifted another sister with a landscape:
Since I have been spending all of December readying cards, making landscapes, bags to give as gifts:
I decided today to begin a new, more complicated project. I am going to teach myself to paper piece, following a pattern, and try to make this:
This is a pattern called “Olive Wall” by carolyn friedlander. and can be found at http://www.carolynfriedlander.com. It calls for paper piecing, and the instructions do not tell the reader how to do it. So, I decided to spend some time trying to learn it.
First I went to some written directions, which I read and still was confused.
So, still uncertain about what it was, I checked out some videos and am now excited to try:
Paper piecing videos:
Perhaps I am jumping in too quickly, but I learn best by doing. So tonight I will start!