Monday, June 9, 2014

Right Round Pattern Testing

It's always fun to test a new pattern for a friend. This is the second time I have made a pattern designed by Janice of Better Off Thread and it's a beautiful flying geese themed pattern.  Check out Janice's blog to see how she has used her design as the center medallion in an economy block quilt. And you must check out Elisabeth's version, she used some Heather Ross fussy cuts into her Right Round circle of flying geese. I think she has posted it to Instagram where she is @elisabew.



This was the first time I used vellum to print my pattern and I am hooked. It's so easy to see where the fabric needs to be placed and when it comes time to remove the papers, it tears much easier than copy paper and makes the removal of the papers a faster process.
Since I was using the Mochi dots and linen for my project I increased the seam allowances to 1/2", hoping to keep the project from fraying.

I auditioned a few fabrics as the background before deciding on the Joel Dewberry print.

This one just seemed right with the colorful dots.


For me, paper piecing is a very time consuming process but the final finish is a spot on, near perfect piece that came together with matching seams and perfect points. I'm still not good at guestimating the proper angle when sewing the pieces together so that the fabric will cover the space, so there were a few pieces that I had to do over {and over} again. 
Now the big decision will be whether to make this into a pillow or a mini quilt. It's going to be a gift for a friend.
The pattern is available on  Craftsy . Janice's patterns are clear and easy to understand and if you try it I am sure you will be as pleased with the finished project as I am with mine.

It's been a long time since I linked up with Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday.
Fresh Poppy Design

12 comments:

Tamie said...

Someone just showed me a trick recently that helped with making sure you have enough coverage. They said to fold the pattern on all the sew lines- before you sew. Then when you are placing your fabric at the 1/4" line you can fold up and see if you are covering the next fold. I just did the lone starburst and didn't have one problem. It might help you.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow love this centre........well worth the fiddling......FPP is so accurate......

Cindy said...

That is beautiful! I think it would be a nice mini! Your friend will love it.

CitricSugar said...

Tamie's right about the fold-back trick - works like a charm! I think fpp is time-consuming for everyone...

Beautiful job - and great fabric choices! Using those dots for every goose is fab.

Annabella said...

You did an amazing job Di - it's beautiful and your friend will treasure it.

Cindy said...

Eee! It's a stunner! The background was absolutely the right choice. Vellum is a fab idea, too!

Linda Coleman said...

Beautiful work Diane. Great colours and the spot print really sets it off.

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

Lovely work! I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish it.

Katy Cameron said...

Love those Mochi dots, and the background is perfect

Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting said...

gorgeous!

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MaterialGirlQuilts said...

This is such a fabulous block and your fabric selections make it even more stunning!! Well done :)
Amanda