I am getting ready to bust out this big sewing project. I'm doing it for the love of process. It's really hard to plan something from the very beginning and follow it through to the end... at least for me. Plus ~ I've never tried paper piecing or intricate appliqué before, so this is a real adventure!
My mind is slowly getting around the idea of paper piecing. It's a process of printing on this foundation paper, then sewing directly to the paper following the printed lines so as to keep your sewing lines neat and perfect. After you sew your blocks, you tear out the paper and voila: accurately patchworked corners.
Now that I have a pattern AND foundation papers in my possession I'm in business again! It took some trial and error to get these papers to print... I was worried I'd have to trace it from paper. Luckily my OLD printer was up to the chore. Today I got them all cut up and tomorrow I'm ready to start some actual sewing!
I also got some brand new fabrics... and that makes me so happy. It's like getting a box of new crayons. I plan on using these (and many others) for the rooster and his tail feathers:
These yellows, oranges, and greens are for the background. I found these on Etsy: Hoosier Quilter ~ what a great place to find fun unique fabrics!
Now you know what I'll be geeking over the next few weeks! I'm so curious as to how this is going to turn out... I'm trusting my gut for color choices and pattern piecing. I know I may make a few mistakes... but I'm just gonna go for it!