I mean that in a good way.
It is a persnickety person's dream come true! And by dream, I mean the kind that features Johnny Depp and Hugh Jackman hanging out in your hot tub giving you a foot massage, and, by the way, you look like Charlize Theron, and, oops, everyone forgot their bathing suits. You know, the good kind.
I mean, just look at those points. Doesn't a part of you just go, "Ahh..." The Mozart-loving part, the part that is mesmerized by a good drill team, the part that understands the Pythagorean Theorem and covalent bonds and string theory. Okay, totally kidding about string theory. I'm lucky I can understand Steven Hawking's speech emulator, never mind quantum mechanics.
But I think I do understand the appeal of paper piecing now. Yes, it's fiddly. No, I don't think I want to make a whole quilt that way (not now, anyway). I sure like the results though, the gratifying precision that sewing exactly on the lines affords.
After making four blocks, I had a lovely little pile of scraps alongside the cutting mat, and another part of me took over. The playful, Jackson Pollack-loving, bad joke appreciating, who cares that I should have been back to work an hour ago part.
Maybe I'll use it in the backing?
These blocks are for the Paper Piece Quilt-Along hosted by Sarcastic Quilter. It's the only sewing-related thing I've worked on this week, but I'm happy about how they turned out and that I feel more comfortable with the process of making them.
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