This month challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was Playful Paper Piecing.
Paper piecing is one of my weakness, I have only done it once before and I found it to be challenging, mainly due to lack of practice. With that in mind I looked through the EQ7 library and found some crazy blocks I liked. So I starting to play with colors and came up with the below designed with 7 1/2" blocks.
|Original Design in EQ7|
I had rough time getting the first couple pieces sewn together when I started, but after that it seemed to flow surprising well. After the blocks were completed, I thought it would be fun to play with them a little. I cut the blocks into 4 pieces and added a thin black sashing piece in the middle. This turned out to be a great touch to the placemats.
My choice of fabrics were 5" strips from the Island Batik Stash Building Package. Then I added the left over fabric for the borders to get the finished projects.
The placements add a little color to our breakfast bar.
Some of our other Ambassadors have finished their challenges projects, be sure to check their playful projects: