I love paper-piecing, or foundation piecing.
That being said, when I don't know what I want to sew, I like to make something repetitive and without too many decisions to be made. I like to take out my bag of tiny scraps and just piece them into something tiny but exciting and orderly.
I have some printed patterns of log cabins and other blocks ready to make when the mood strikes me.
Today I pulled out the pineapple log cabin 4 inch block and used the tiny blue and green scraps already scattered on the table. It was fun easy and although working small takes longer than working with big pieces, it was fairly fast to make. Look how cute & orderly with 1/4 inch logs. I don't know where I got the block pattern and had two copies. I made them and then wanted a third. Couldn't find the original so I used my Sew Precise software to print one that looked almost identical and made it. They were fun to make!
I was feeling good by now, and decided to pull out a little kit bought at a local quilt shop. Paper piecing, how hard could it be? A little 5 inch finished block of an owl and tree.
It came with the folded star of fabrics 9 inch square, enough to make two blocks.
Two blocks unless you have been driven insane making the first one. OY!
Shards of printed paper patterns cut into wee little one inch sections to be pieced then put back together. Why it almost undid the happy feelings from doing the pineapple blocks!
The kit is cute and enticing. The bad news and the good news: They are a pain in the patoot...and I bought several kits!
The owl will get button eyes, and turn into something useful. I don't know what yet. I need to get over my frustration before that happens.