Tiny Tulip

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Way back in August, I went on our guild’s sewing retreat for the weekend.  We were given lots of little freebies, including a tiny little pattern for foundation piecing this tulip, and the bits to turn it into a badge.  Some guild members sewed them up and started wearing them straight away, indeed several of them were made using some of my little scraps.

Unpacking from the move, I rediscovered the pattern.  As I had never tried this kind of foundation piecing (only the string quilt kind for my New House Quilt) I thought I would give it a go.  I thought it was kind of sweet.

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Theoretically, it is 2.5″ square, but as you can see, mine is not very square, and the binding (and everything else) is very sloppy.  Regardless, it was fun trying a new skill – I can see while some people are drawn to the accuracy of foundation piecing.

Have you tried your hand at a new skill lately?

3 thoughts on “Tiny Tulip

  1. That is so sweet! I haven’t tried foundation piecing yet, nor any other new skill (that I can think of!) but I really do want to try some new things this year – learning how to make a skirt is quite high on my list – and maybe some things like stamp carving and fabric printing.
    Rachel x

  2. I’ve learnt to bead tulle since Christmas. And it went WAY faster than I thought it would. I had 3000 pearls and 4000 bugle beads, and thought it would take months, but I somehow managed it in 5 days. Admittedly my calculations for quantities were a bit off and I have a number of beads left! The wedding dress is getting closer to completion….
    Hope things are looking brighter in the Matching Pegs extended family.
    Janet x

  3. hmmm I dont remember getting one of them!! nice job though 🙂 New skill learnt?… hmmmm well Im setting up my own blog! Thats an aquired skill 🙂

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