Like when you realise you've just stitched six pieces into a section that's 1 x 1 1/2 inches, including the seam allowances.
But the end result is worth it... this one is still a bit lumpy because the paper is still attached. I had to promise a certain 10 year old I'd let her do the ripping out (thank you Kristy for getting her started on that one).
Said 10 year old is a massive The Hunger Games fan, so she is watching the process of this project with bated breath. She very sweetly said tonight, "I'm just thinking that when my friends come over they'll be so jealous if they see this".... to which I responded (because I am mother of the year and take every opportunity to instill empathy and nice manners in my children): "Don't get any ideas that I'm making one of these for anyone else!".
There's a fair bit more work to do before she can do anything with this one, anyway. And while I can paper piece, I am completely and utterly in awe of those who design patterns, like Liljabs, who designed these amazing Hunger Games blocks.
I have to have this project finished in less than a week, which is causing a little stress, but nothing a bit of chocolate can't fix. If you want to see what I turn this into, be sure to check in here next Tuesday, when I'll be hosting the Practically Paper Piecing Blog Hop. But right now, go and check out the schedule and visit some of the other awesome paper piecers who are turning their orphaned paper pieced blocks into cuteness for the next month - this blog hop is the brain child of Kristy at Quiet Play, my gorgeous quilting buddy and paper piecer extraordinaire.
On that note, it's back to the to do list!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced