A couple of weeks ago I tried paper piecing for the first time using my denim scrap stash and made this kangaroo pillow.
I think it turned out rather well and so was keen to try this technique again to use up a little more of my denim scraps.
I do have lots more books with patterns in, but I had this idea that I wanted to try. Wouldn't an impossible triangle look cool in denim.
So I printed out a simple template.
Then in my usual way of learning, launched myself into it.
I cut the template pieces, then cut the corresponding denim in different shades.
Unfortunately I hadn't thought this through very well and struggled to piece these together with inside and outside corners to deal with. My first attempt was a fail..
Undeterred, I cut the corner pieces into simple strips and tried again.
I still found that I had some corners to join - it wasn't all straight forward simple seams. So there was a lot of fiddling about, stitching and unpicking and lots of improvisation.
I think I still have a fair bit to learn about paper piecing!
In the end however, I was so excited to see the finished piece looking just like...an impossible triangle!
Now I have to decide what I'm going to do with it!
My thoughts at the moment are either:
another cushion / pillow
the side panel for a bag for me
or maybe I should just stretch and staple it to a canvas and hang it on the wall?
What do you think I should do with it?
Any other suggestions welcome too.