No glue, I used heat and bond to apply the ribbons. I know... it's supposed to be a 'learn new techniques' BOM, but I figured if it ain't fun, I ain't gonna get er done; I used some fancy stitches on the ribbons, then used straight line stitching, kind of echoing around the ribbons, using my foot...
The book shelf was fun. Again, I didn't use the glue method, too much fussing for me. I used my iron to turn in a small hem and sewed the books down. I don't save salvages, so didn't have enough for my 'book titles', but I can add some as I get them. I'm pretty sure there is one or two in the packages that arrived in the mail this week ;)
Paper piecing... what can I say about paper piecing??? Not a favorite technique, that's for sure. I really struggled with flipping back and forth, working from the back, building the block backwards to the pattern and those ding dang angle pieces had me walking away from the sewing machine on more than one occasion. The iron was a nightmare, and what the heck was I thinking with my fabric choice... it hasn't been quilted yet... it may be a redo ;) I'm ok with the sewing machine, the little 'why didn't that match up' moments are hardly noticable.