Try Something New Every Month: Foundation paper piecing for May!

Foundation paper piecing…omg. This has by far been my most challenging TSNEM project. I watched approximately one million videos, looked through about a million more patterns, and just could absolutely not wrap my head around how to do it. With much cajoling from Rebecca at Hugs Are Fun, and the advice of “you just have to do it,” I finally did.


The final video I watch was this one that for whatever reason gave me enough of an inkling of confidence that I did just jump in and do it.



There was a lot of blind faith here that I was going to continue from this blob of random bits of fabric into an actual thing.



And then all of a sudden a nose appeared!



Things that also appeared: loads of scraps and my seam ripper. I had a lot of seam ripping moments with this project.



But then a face! A not-totally-perfect face, but still, recognizably animal-like!



And then after a shift at work and delaying my kid’s bed time because OMGMOMISBUSYRIGHTNOW an entire hedgehog began to appear!






I still have no idea what he is destined to become, but I am so proud to have figured out this bit of not-perfectly-excecuted foundation paper piecing. Hooray! There’s a whole world of ridiculously cute FPP patterns now that await me! Like all of these from BubbleStitch on Etsy





I foresee much FPP in my future!

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