Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Piecing a castle!

Our littlest one turns five in November. She is still very much the princess fairy little girl and into all things pretty and sparkly! This year I planned to make each child a cushion as a gift. The boy received a Mario one and the eldest a blue themed pattern from Elizabeth Hartman's book Modern Patchwork.


So I set to thinking of a design for the littlest one. I concluded that the only option really was a fairy castle! So I googled for a picture and found this one that I liked.


This would normally say appliqué to me but since I have been doing quite a bit of paper piecing lately I took a different path! That said, I have only ever used other people's patterns and not actually created one myself before. But hey, first time for everything, right?!

So I jumped in feet first and this is the progress I have made.



Im not sure that starting with such a complicated picture as my first paper piecing design was the most sensible idea! But, hey ho! It has been a great challenge and I am certainly learning from my mistakes!

Thankfully I have given myself lots time to do this one and not my usual time frame of completing it on the eve of the birthday! Mind you I shouldn't say that it's not finished yet and time has a funny habit of slipping away very quickly sometimes.


10 comments:

  1. You have to start somewhere I guess. It looks great, so you apparently started in the right place. Stopping by from WIP Wednesday!

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  2. Hello fellow Canadian!! I'm in Ontario! I am so impressed!!! You've done a great job creating your first pattern!!! amazing!!!

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  3. That is an awesome castle. Congratulations on your first paper piecing adventure!

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  4. that looks incredible! I'm sure she'll love it!

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  5. This is great! Any plans for other medieval paper-piecing originals?

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  6. I would say that is a fabulous first time pattern!!

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  7. Incredible! Looks like paper piecing is your quilting niche! Your castle is looking wonderful, Jo!

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  8. Wow you're doing a fantastic job with that castle!

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  9. Great castle. I like that door!

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  10. Looking very cool. I love the creativity of patchwork pictures. You've done a great job.

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