I have mentioned before how much I love "paper-piecing." For you non-quilters out there, this is a method to guarantee crisp points on even teeny pieces. You actually sew on the lines on a piece of paper ... and then you spend a great deal of time ripping the paper off.
But that's beside the point.
These pictures are of a sample of paper piecing blocks I did to advertise the class (on paper-piecing) that I was teaching.
Let me assure you that I wouldn't be able to handle these teensy-weensy pieces of fabric without this technique. (Although there are quilter who do and they have my undying admiration.)
I even did these Flying Geese blocks (easily done without using paper-piecing) to showcase the possibilities.
All of the blocks I used for that sample came from this book by Carol Doak. I just printed out the patterns off the CD and was able to pick the size I wanted. Way too much fun.
That isn't to say that I haven't designed my own paper-pieced blocks like these houses (seen in completion here) ...
... or this New York Beauty block (seen in completion here.)
Right now I am working on a quilt for my latest granddaughter. Her middle name is June. She is as cute as a bug in a rug. The letter blocks came from my Carol Doak CD.
The rest of the quilt will come from these fabrics.