It's no secret that paper piecing and I have issues at times!
However, once in a while, it goes really well........only to be hi-jinxed by my own stupidity!
Case in point...
I did this great polar bear pattern by Sonja of Artisania, which can be found in Quiltmaker Nov/Dec 2012 issue.
The piecing was quite easy and I was planning to gift it to my Aunt and Uncle who are moving into a Senior's complex after over 50 years in their same house!
So, here is the finished product after multiple fixes!
The finish turned out to be okay, but OMG! what I went through!
This is only a little bit of the remaining pink after a bleaching!
Oh yeah, as I wet it down to remove the marked lines for the dense straight line quilting, the red in the backing bled through big time!
bleach to the rescue, and it worked well except that I think it weakened the fabric and when I was sewing on the ribbon, the fabric ripped!
So, the charm went on to cover the rip!
The bear isn't discoloured from bleach!
I use Basic grey grunge in vanilla for the piecing.
I haven't decided yet if it is gift worthy or not!
Now that's it's done, he is pretty cute though!