It's all Becka's fault
Whenever my friend Becka does something new and creative that looks like something I can handle, I have to try also. The newest interest is Paper Foundation Piecing for making designs for quilts. It's so much easier to make intricate designs using this technique than to cut out zillions of tiny squares and triangles, etc.
We spent several hours on Saturday afternoon at Joann Fabrics finding various quilting types of fabric for me, as well as a few random fabrics for some of her projects. (And yes, all of the sales clerks recognized her, some even remembered that she works at the MN Textile Center.) We found a really cool pattern book, A Quilter's Ark, that has some good critter patterns.
This black bear is my first attempt at a paper foundation pieced block:
I don't know enough about all of the cool software I have. This is a PDF file requiring Acrobat reader (sorry, Mom), because I couldn't remember how to use Photoshop to create a thumbnail.
----Entry date 8/16/04----
I'm trying one of Andy's suggestions, so maybe this image will work better:
Ah, yes. Much better. Thanks, Andy. :-)