Saturday, August 28, 2021

FPP Aurifil Artisan Challenge

When it comes to trying new techniques, or in this case giving FPP a second chance- I’m all in. 



Foundation Paper Piecing comes naturally for some makers and they love it. Since I do not fall into this category, an open mind was necessary and fortunately the perfect project presented itself at the The Threadhouse Virtual Retreat. 



With time set aside to focus and devote to learning all the tips and tricks Lynne Goldsworthy had to offer, I was able to get in the groove. Knowing that support was at my fingertips via the private Facebook group and re-watching the instructional recording videos multiple times took the pressure off. 

The fabric placement echoing the center Dresden is a brilliant design and the fact that all of the geese are the same size helped reduce confusion.  

Taking a moment to organize my thoughts and my parts was key. I could not be more pleased with the results and would totally do it again!  


If you are new to FPP or have struggled in your previous attempts, choosing a pattern with only a couple of pages that are used repeatedly for a dynamic result like this outer flying geese ring is wonderful for skill and confidence building. 

I pieced with Aurifil Mako 50 weight 2000,  a great neutral. 

Happy Stitching, Karen

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful block, I too love how the flying geese reflect the Desdern!

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  2. Good for you to try again, and it sounds like you had the best resources at your disposal. I really enjoy FPP, but then... I enjoy every technique and aspect of quiltmaking. For that reason, liking so many methods, I don't get to do all of them as often as I'd like. But FPP is a favorite. There are some really great free designs on the web, and also on EQ8. So glad you found such a neat design. This one is gonna make into a beautiful quilt!

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