Last month I created a swap block with the Take Flight pattern that I hope to release by the end of January.
This pattern allowes so much play with the lay-out and color positioning. Just look at the next picture. Same patterns, but a totally differently layout and coloring.
The color request, for Christina’s swap blocks, is the always beautiful combination of turquoise, grey and a bit of pink. In the swap group this combo is very popular! Love those colors too, so I have lots of fabrics to play with.
The second block (above) is also a pattern for Spring 2016. It is named ‘ Humming’ after humming birds. Their pointy beaks and tails inspired this block.
The above last block is a new pattern that will be offered on Craftsy soon. It will be a FREE pattern! Watch my blog for its release!
All of the blocks are foundation pieced. I write my own patterns using the EQ7 software. I just print my patterns in regular paper and sew through it. After all the sewing and assembly of the block is completed, I rip the paper of.
I am thinking about writing some blogposts with foundation paper piecing tips. What are the things about paper piecing that give you trouble? What would you like to more know about?
You can see the everybody’s swap block on this gallery page. Scroll down to see the latest additions.
p.s. Linking up with:
- Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio
- Can I get a Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
- Finish it Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
The first one is a stunner to me! The others are stars! ( yep, pun intended haha)
(Sorry couldn’t resist)
Thanks you very very much Betty!
I can’t seem the stop fiddling with those paper piecing patterns, LOL!
Wow Esther! Such dramatic patterns! Those of us swapping blocks with you are so fortunate. 🙂
Come on now… you are making me blush! I just need to get these design out of my head, ha ha!
Gorgeous … the first pattern you call “Take Flight” reminds me of sophisticated KITES flying in the sky. We sometimes see them on the beach in the spring. Second pattern also very pretty .. it reminds me of a flower called “birds of paradise” (orange and some blue).
I agree with Sue – I feel very fortunate to have received some of your beautiful work. I would love to see some tips from you about paper piecing. Since I have received some pieced blocks from you and some of the other participants of F2F I really fancy having a go. Kate has been encouraging me but I need all the help I can get! I would be chuffed to bits with myself if I could manage some of these designs.
Putting my hand up if you need testers, of course! I love Take Flight; as you say, it’s so versatile – I was mentally rearranging the sections to make new shapes!
I think the thing most paper piecing novices have trouble with is making triangular pieces fit when they’re sewing the piece on upside down and on the back of the pattern…! It’s very common to sew it on at just the wrong angle so it misses the tip of the triangle, and then of course you have to unpick very carefully.
Love that “Humming” block.
Love your blocks. Want to try all
Your blocks are amazing!
I love the blocks, they are beatyfull.
Creatieve groetjes Jenny
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I was lucky enough to receive your beautiful Take Flight in blues and purples. It’s a fabulous piece of expert sewing. Thank you again Esther 🙂
Love these swap blocks Esther! We featured your block over on the FWFS blog! Thanks for stopping by and linking up!
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