I have spent the late spring, all summer and early fall working diligently on my Mini Dresden English Paper Piecing Project. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I keep updated with the plates as they are finished, but today I thought I'd talk a bit about the process.
I talked about the beginning some in this post - and will probably repeat some of that info here, too.
I start by using my Silhouette machine to cut out cardstock papers of the petals/wedges.
It takes 12 papers to make a plate, I've got 100 plates done, so I've used at least 1,200 papers. That doesn't include the basted wedges that haven't been sewn together yet - so probably towards 2,000 papers at this point. So glad I can make them at home.
In my first post I showed you the box of "squares" I was working with. Here's a photo of what's left:
That stack in the upper left is all the same fabric. It will not all get turned into wedges. In fact, it may end up in the fire....
So, I just lay out my wedge.
Trim off a bit of excess fabric.
Use one of my tiny paper clips to hold the fabric to the paper.
Here is a bunch, lined up and ready to baste. I am not actually basting to the papers, but am basting in such a way that the thread will not have to be removed.
I plan on appliqueing onto a scrappy neutral background. The biggest decision right now? The fabric choice for center circles. Navy? Cream? Black? Brown? Change it up for each one? Definitely a long way to go before I have a finish.
My finished stacks.