Monday, 14 December 2015

paper piecing frenzy

Last week I showed you the centre of a new quilt that I'm making.  The pattern is NY Beauty Circle of Flying Geese, which you can buy here.  I spent ages laying out fabrics to follow the colour wheel, then cutting rectangles out ready to paper piece.

Then I paper pieced.


This is the first time I've used a low volume bacground, and I really hope it's going to work.  As I'm putting the blocks together, it doesn't look good, but somehow it seems to all come together when each section is done.  


Having finished the four sections of flying geese, I started on the pointy bits.  And made a mistake.  See it?  There was no way I was unpicking that lot or cutting rectangles to start again, so I chopped the end off the pattern and washi taped it to the beginning!


You can see it in the second low volume section, but I think it will be pretty unnoticeable when the whole quilt comes together.

11 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Your quilt is looking lovely Wendy! Christine x

Rachel said...

How very ingenious of you!

pennydog said...

It's driving me mad - I can't see it!

Bethany said...

That is a photo definition of patience :)
I love the colors!

Sandra :) said...

I think the blocks look quite lovely (I don't see the error either), and I think the low value prints will be just fine!

elizabethdee said...

That is looking good! I love your fix.

Okay if I ask if your dental woes are behind you?

margaret said...

this looks so complicated to do, looking so good too

Sarah in Stitches said...

I love the colors so far! Can't wait to see this come together :D

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

I wouldn't have noticed it if you hadn't pointed it out and I agree, once the quilt is done no one will notice it. It's looking really good.

Jane Galley said...

oh wow, such a lot of work in this one. It will look magnificent

Jo Ferguson said...

It's simply gorgeous.