Finished the second block for the Summer Quilt that I'll be working on at the retreat over the Labor Day weekend. Now I can feel comfortable cutting out all the pieces for the paper piecing project. Because I had limited fabric, I wanted to conserve as much as possible. Paper piecing is not known as a conservative way to cut fabric! It was suggested to me to try printing out templates from EQ software and setting the seam allowance larger than the normal quarter inch. This gave me templates larger than needed and allowed me to cut fabric in the shape of the template while still giving me plenty of wiggle room for paper piecing. It also shaved off a lot of fabric waste.
Summer Quilt Block 2
These blocks and cut fabrics can now be put aside for the retreat. I'll let you know how much progress I made on this and the other project after the retreat!