This week an exclusive “Behind the Scenes” of my newest paper piecing pattern “An Easter Parade”!
I started with some small sketches.
I redrew the design on the computer with EQ7. I finally took the plunge..
Yes , I bought the software I have been drooling over for over a year.
Yes, it is expensive.
Yes, it took me a few tries to get things right.
There are still things in the program that do not make sense to me, but I will figure it out.
I am happy that I bought it.
Directly after printing the designs, I pieced these giant 9 inch Easter Eggs! LOVE!
The eggs requested some company!
I did not like the ears in the bunny designs; way too complicated! Too many small pieces. I redrew the ears to a single ear. There are still small pieces, but not that many.
The six blocks were moved from left to right to get the lay out I liked the best.
I decided on just stitching in the ditch and no FMQ.
The bunny and the chick got buttons for eyes.
A single fold binding, finished by hand.
Admiring the bright Spring colours.
In all its glory!
Size: 34 x 13,5 inches.
I need a week or so to write up the pattern and than I will give the official shout-out for testers.
Edit 02-13: the testers are all hard at work at the moment!
I will be showing their results as they come in!
Buying the software was part of a deal I made with myself: 2015 is the year of “DARE”!
I tend to hold back on certain things. Sometimes out of fear and sometimes thinking that other things are more important.
So I am DARING myself: buy the software, write that pattern, join that quilt along, be in contact with others, etc.
Besides the software and the pattern I also joined INSTAGRAM this week. Yep, I jumped into that one too! 🙂
You can find me there as ipatchandquilt. Let me know how I can find you all on instagram and I will follow you!
How do you DARE yourself?
And let’s not forget the Paper Piecing Party@ Quilt Art Designs