Monday, April 23, 2012

Retro Phone


When the amazingly talented Joanna of Shape Moth said that she was looking for people to test a few of her new paper piecing patterns, I was more than happy to throw my name into the ring. The pattern she ended up sending me was her adorable Retro Phone -- could there be a more perfect fit for me? This was my first attempt at paper piecing, and I have to say that I enjoyed it. It takes a little time to wrap your brain around the process, and my seam ripper has never gotten so much mileage in one day, but it's a fun challenge...sort of like putting together a fabric puzzle. I highly recommend that if you're trying it for the first time, that you watch a video demonstration. I found this one to be helpful, but I know there are more out there, so look around.


There are a mix of fabrics from different lines here including Aunt Edna by Denyse Schmidt, Reunion by Sweetwater, Hometown by Sweetwater, and Flora by Lauren and Jessi Jung. After some deliberation, I densely quilted the background so that the phone would stand out. As a last touch suggested by my mother, I added the number dial in the middle of the phone. This was a great weekend project which will now make a nice little wall hanging. Thanks so much, Joanna, for giving me the chance to learn something new!

I was excited to see my Zakka pincushion on the weekly picks again on LR:Stitched. This week we get to tackle the sewing kit, demonstrated by Katy of Monkey Do. I've been looking forward to this project -- definitely an item that will get some use around here!

Hoping you're all having a great start to your week today. Linking up to Manic Monday.

12 comments:

  1. Love the paper piecing, I need to give it a go one day, but feel I need time and peace and quiet! Great job well done

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  2. What a fun mini...and I love your Mom's suggestion for the number dial!!! TFS
    ~Terry~

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  3. Great mini, adore the phone and so glad to see you used Flora, I have a drawer full of yardage waiting for something special! :D

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  4. I love this! I haven't tried paper piecing yet (except hexagons) - I'll have to check out the link you suggest. Great idea your mom had for the dial.

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  5. Hi Heidi, You did it! The phone turned out perfect. You sure have patience to learn this new skill of paper piecing. Wonderful!

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  6. It looks brilliant! Great job! :-)

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  7. What a fun block. I keep promising myself to give this a go. Perhaps I need to atop adding things to my list.

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  8. I lthe retro look and thanks for the links.......off to follow them.

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  9. Very cute. love the sweet water prints - fit this block perfectly! great job!

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  10. I love it!!! Have been thinking of retro phones lately and here it is!
    Carol

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