Here is the back side of my first-ever foundation piecing project. When I opened the pattern, it was intimidating. But our class instructor walked us through the process. My goal was to complete one block by the end of the class period. During class I had to rip and re-do several times. Fortunately I wasn't the only one. But I completed all five sections of the square and put them together. I was beaming with pride and joy!
When I got home I realized I'd made another mistake. In the top center of the block, I put a light colored petal where background was to be, and I completely skipped another piece. Hence the big pink blob at the top! Time to get out the seam ripper once again.
1. Take your camera to class.
2. Bring your seam ripper.
3. Put in a fresh needle before class and bring a spare.
4. My Olympic Rings project is called English Paper Piecing. This project is Foundation Paper Piecing.
5. My instructor showed me how to finish the edge of my previous hexagon project, without losing the points. If it works, I'll make a tutorial.
6. For Foundation piecing: The WRONG side of Piece 1 goes against the WRONG side of the paper. Then sew on Piece 2, with fabric RIGHT sides together. Sew on the paper line.
7. Learn to count (I apparently need to work on this!)
8. As always, have fun! :)