Saturday, August 18, 2012

I'm Getting There!

I have finished piecing 365 scrap houses!
I have started putting together rows of small scrap houses.
 I have one caution to offer if you ever try this project, or if you do another paper piecing project. For some stupid reason (emphasis on stupid) I thought it would be important to leave some of the paper on the scrap houses.

I thought it would help me piece the project together. WRONG! What a pain in the neck. I stopped doing this at some time in the process. Now, when I get to some of the earlier houses that I pieced, I have to take the paper off the back. It would have been no problem to put the houses together without the paper. I have a consistent seam allowance, so I don't need the paper. OY! Don't make this mistake.

I will keep working on this as much as possible tomorrow, but I don't know how much time I can give to the project. Classes begin on Monday and I have some more preparation to get done.

Thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

  1. I always remove my paper once pieced and units squared up rather than at the end. Wow - 365 houses, how amazing. I need to do some more - a weekend project. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  2. Congratulations on the finish! I'm sure you'll be glad to see the back of them.
    I sometimes have to pull out my seam ripper to get rid of paper =D

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  3. Wow! This is amazing to see. They are so cute.

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  4. Congratulations on getting them made, what an achievement!!

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  5. Congratulations!! All 365 houses - WOW!!

    I have left the paper on when attaching sections - but after making your same mistake - now I try to remove it before sewing the blocks together. It makes for the PERFECT mindless activity when I need one - ;))

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  6. Congratulation!!Lovely houses!!
    I had try the paper piecing once. I had left the foundation paper when joining all blocks, I agree that leaving them make it so difficult to sew. I found that tweezer is a very useful for remove the paper.( The long-thin beak tweezer that use for hold beads.)This step is so much fun!!

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  7. That is goiing to look great with all those houses. I think I got 7 housed completed.

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  8. Oh my!! I LOVE your houses!! I might have to add this to my list of possibilties.

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  9. I am humbled by these 365 houses. It boggles my mind, what a great feeling it will be when this project comes together.

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  10. 365 houses!!! I am stunned. What an incredible effort. They are looking wonderful. Can't wait to see it all together!

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Work is keeping me from getting back to my machine right now. I can't wait to finish this project up. Stop by again.

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  11. OMNG your houses are wonderful!!

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