Finish it up friday - Paper piecing

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Hi friends! So happy to finally share my October bee blocks for my Scrapbeelicious group. It took me a little while to finish these, well because I was just terrified...paper piecing is so intimidating!

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Well, after some horrible first attempts, some youtube video's watched and finally deciding on some blocks that actually finished the size I was needing I think I figured it all out.

Introducing my first ever (finished) paper pieced blocks! I am now totally smitten and have been on a pinning spree for patterns to try out :)

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The first block is titled Zeppelin and is part of the Block Rockin Blocks that Julie Hirt from 627 Handworks created....and they are genius! Not only were these great for beginner paper piecers (word?) they are free!

Our queen this month wanted low volume and paper piecing so I had to dig into my Architextures line to get some that worked. It was quite a fabric waster....but I love how they turned out.

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See anything wrong? Doh! Luckily the backwards fabric was the last fabric added so it was a breeze to swap out. I wish I could say this was my only disaster in learning....but we won't get into that.

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So tempted to just do a quilt with the section of the block....so amazing by it's self don't you think?

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pp9 For my second block I chose the Global Concepts Block from you guessed it...Block Rockn' Blocks again!

This one again uses some Architextures but has a dash of Timeless Treasures dots as well. Funny thing is I ran out of the fabric I was using, so I had to improvise for the last section. Oh well, gives it character, at least that is what I am telling myself!

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Linking up with Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF, Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday at Quokka Quilts where she shares an AMAZING finished Terrain Quilt!

Thanks for stopping by friends, and be sure and check out Julie Hirt's Blog 627 Handworks to see some very inspiring work and access to some great paper piecing patterns. Give it a try, it's way easier than it looks!

-Nicole