So I was happily clicking through pictures from one blog to another, when I happened upon a flickr account by Lee from a blog called Freshly Pieced. She has such wonderful blocks in very modern color combinations. I love these blocks that she has posted. Anyway, one of the pictures is of a block called Circle of Geese. (check it out here.) So I google "Circle of Geese quilt block" looking for directions for making this block. And I get a link to piecebynumber.com with a pattern for Circle of Geese. I realized that this is a paper pieced block. Well I've never done paper piecing before. So back to google I go. This time I search "paper piecing tutorial" and a number of youtube links come up. I looked through several until I came upon a tutorial that I thought would work for me. I liked this tutorial because she spent a lot less time measuring and cutting and did it all a little more improvised.
Well here is my first attempt...
Now you might say to yourself, "that looks like a pretty good block!" Until you realize that the lack of squareness of the block is not a trick of the camera angle, but an effect of my "improvised paper piecing." Especially when you see this:
Anyway, all in all I suppose it isn't a terrible first try. But I think I will do a little more measuring and cutting next time and less improvising! Wish me luck!