Block two for the In Flight Quilt Along the swift. I’m really enjoying this quilt along it’s helping me learn paper piecing as it is a skill I would like to master this year I have done three blocks so far but before that I had only done one paper pieced block so I’m fairly early on in the learning process. So far the quilt along has been fairly gentle but already I can see my weaknesses showing, I love the accuracy it gives me but I still haven’t gotten my head round the funny angles you have to try and achieve so I still have to unpick on a regular basis. My main problem however is trying to get the seams to line up when I’m piecing the blocks together when they are sitting at different angles, if anyone knows a good tutorial please drop me a wee message.
Ive been seeing a few beautiful blocks posted on Instagram of the blocks and I love seeing all the different colour ways everyone is using, if you are quilting along I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am.
Grrrrrr this is big bear, isn’t he fab. He is a pattern from the tartan kiwi he is a massive 30 inches square and it was great to be able to use some big print fabrics. I was a bit nervous about the size of this guy as I’m just learning paper piecing but this is a very forgiving pattern which was a relief. My little sister is still back in Scotland and now has a gorgeous little daughter called Beth who will be two in March and they call her Bethy Bear so when I seen this pattern I knew I needed to make one for her. It was a really fun pattern to make and I think a small boarder in the white background and he will be done.
I have just had a fab night out at the Peter Lehmann Noodle Market with the family it’s great to enjoy dinner outside in a stress free way with the littlies, Brendyn dropped me of with the kids and went back out for a beer so I’m going to spend the rest of the evening reading my Patchwork City book, there is a quilt along starting in February and I’m going to play along, can’t wait to get started. Have a great weekend. Lisa xx
Linking up with
linking up with Devoted Quilter for TGIFF
I really love the patterns of Juliet from the Tartan Kiwi so when she announced last year that she was going to be doing a quilt along I knew I wanted to play along.
Today was the kick off and the first block was the swan and I couldn’t wait to get started.
So here is the swan, isn’t he beautiful, he is needing trimmed down but I shall wait to do that when I’m ready to piece the whole quilt together. The photo seems black to me but it’s actually navy blue and white, I’m trying to show restraint with this quilt and did originally plan on just making it just with these two solids but I’m now thinking just one red bird would pop out nicely.
if your interested in joining the quiltalong the details can be found here.