Adventures in paper piecing

At the beginning of the year I told myself I would try something new this year. It ended up being paper piecing.
I had seen this cute template at SMS the other week and thought this should be easy enough for a beginner. Well, yes and no. The lower portion, the cup, was fairly easy. But, the top gave me headaches and lot's of seam ripping. For the life of me, I could not figure out how to position the fabrics on an angle, so they would line up straight in the end. I know, sounds stupid, but those straws almost killed me....

Now, I have six cute 5 inch squares with fruity drinks on them and don't really know what to do with it.

Should I just make coasters?

Or a rectangular table topper?

Or this way?

Or a hexagon table topper like this? I guess on the inside it's a hexagon, but the outside would be a dodecagon (Yes, I had to google it.... ;-)).

Or maybe this way?

I can't really ask anybody at home, because they were looking at me like I am nuts making these useless things and all the while cussing them while sewing....

Can you help me?


Jill said...

What GREAT little cups! They would be just perfect to make into coasters!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Lauranie said...

Paper piecing...? sounds too involved!! HA! I have been a hopeless mess lately...trying to do too many things at once...thinking "if I can just get this ONE thing DONE!!" The end of the school year is turning into some crazy FRANTIC let's do everything NOW kinda time...all the while I am trying to organize my new sewing space. So I guess what I am saying is...which ever way makes you HAPPY!! I think it would make a cute Welcome Summer banner...seeing all your hard work hanging and NOT getting messy would make me happy!


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