With one last push, we're working on the Panel 4 templates 104 through 112. Once done with those, you'll have all of the templates you need to assemble Panel 4 and be ready for joining the four panels next week. Woot woot!
Life is a Puzzle
It wasn't until I was arranging these pieces on my design wall for my first stop motion video (more on that below!) that I realized just how much foundation paper piecing is like a puzzle. I mean, I knew it was, but moving them around so they fit so precisely was when it finally hit home for me. And, I gotta say, I've always loved puzzles!
Apparently, doing puzzles builds connections between brain cells, improves your mental speed, and enhances your short-term memory. It also sounds like they're a great meditation tool and stress reliever. Something we all probably need to finish out this year.
I don't know about you, but some days I feel like 2020 has short circuited my brain. It’s no wonder then that I’m drawn to puzzles and foundation paper piecing. Simply throw in a sewing machine and I'm in a place of zen.
I can attest that there's little more gratifying than sewing on the last piece of a large project like this. So I had to celebrate with a photo! It seems like months ago that we started (and it was!), but the finish line is well within reach.
One last press and I'm ready for next week!
Trying Something New
I've always encouraged my boys to step out of their comfort zone to try something new. I can honestly say that they didn't always heed my advice, but I'm at least trying to practice what I preach. Although I know my way around page layout and photo editing, I've been hesitant to try video production. Well, no more—I finally took the plunge.
There are definitely things I'd change (but that's the case with most any project I create), but I'm so excited for having tried it.
Check out my first attempt at a stop-motion video of my Panel 4 assembly. I love to see the puzzle pieces falling into place!
Win this Bundle of Quilting Goodies
Whether you're a life-long foundation paper piecer or you have recently been bitten by the paper-piecing bug, be certain to enter the final giveaway from It's Sew Tempting in Story City, Iowa.
- A $25 gift certificate to It’s Sew Tempting where you can find all kinds of fantastic fabrics, notions, patterns, and yarn!
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Try something new this week. And, don't forget to keep sewing!
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