I've started working on some paper piecing. This was actually begun over a year ago, but not much was done. I started this project after seeing some photos online of a quilt called 19th Century Folk Art Baskets (see pictures here on the Repro Quilt Lover blog!) I also found pictures in a Quilt Mania magazine, which I ordered. I took all the pictures I could find, and the magazine pictures, and developed a pattern for myself - at least for the hexagons and diamonds, so far!
Today I took a break after again cutting scraps for most of the day, and started working on some paper piecing prep. I have a few handfuls of hexagons and diamonds cut, and I have some piecing papers ready. (I'm planning to order more.) I'm experimenting with thread basting versus gluing to the paper piece. So far I like the thread basting for the hexagons, after going through a few different needles. I wanted a slightly larger needle with a bigger eye than I use for hand piecing or applique.
Tomorrow I think I'm going to order some more paper pieces, for the hexagons and the diamonds. Paper Pieces.com now has acrylic cutting templates, too! I'm going to get those as well. I'm also going to go shopping for some kind of tray or organizer to keep basted pieces sorted and organized.
For tonight I still want to get a few sets of diamonds basted to papers. I may get around to sewing a few sets together, but I'm not fond of whip stitch; I'm planning to ladder stitch the pieces together.