Sunday, March 8, 2015
You may be wondering about the name of this alphabet. Why Shaganappi?
I've designed a lot of alphabets to be used in quilts. Naming them was always a problem until I hit upon the idea of naming them after neigbourhoods in the City of Calgary where I live.
The neighbourhood of Shaganappi gets its name from the Cree word referring to the bison hide lacings that held Red River ox carts together.
It's done by breaking the S into three vertical pieces, then breaking those pieces into smaller simpler pieces many of which repeat.
I think the simplest method of paper piecing is the freezer paper method.
It has the added advantage that you can reuse the freezer paper templates again and again.
I've been posting 6 letters each day. Today I'm going to add a seventh letter you probably aren't familiar with, the letter LT.