They don't mix.
I've never tried paper piecing before. But I wanted to make this:
... and paper piecing is part of it. So I learned.
I also learned I'm not as smart as I like to think I am. I looked up a short tutorial on paper piecing and read it but felt it was just too simple to practice. What's the big deal? You line up your fabric and sew on the line. Easy. Why waste time practicing. Just start the pattern. Well. Not a big deal, BUT YOU HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION. If you make a mistake you can't pull out the stitches so you have to start over. So, no thinking about what where this quilt will go, or what the next project will be, or even about the next seam. It took four "start-overs" before I finally learned that lesson.
Fusible applique is also involved. I've done applique before but not much. The "to protect your ironing board" part of the instructions seemed another waste of time. From what? I found out. And now I have a new ironing board cover.
But, if you take your time and follow the directions you get results you just can't get any other way. It's just soooooo cute! Only part of it is finished but I couldn't wait to show it off.
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