Forest QAL by Whatthebobbin

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-03-05T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-08-11T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I'm officially addicted to paper piecing.


blogged here:
http://www.whatthebobbin.com/2013/03/07/forest-qal-woodpecker-block/

3/19/13 2nd block completed. Blogged here:
http://www.whatthebobbin.com/2013/03/19/forest-qal-feathers/

Maple Fox blogged: http://www.whatthebobbin.com/2013/04/10/wip-41013/

Aspen grove blogged: http://www.whatthebobbin.com/2013/04/24/wip-42413/


Finished! 8/11/13
Blogged: http://www.whatthebobbin.com/2013/08/11/quilt-15-wildwood/
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Started to assemble quilt top blogged: http://www.whatthebobbin.com/2013/06/19/wip-61913/

Blogged: http://www.whatthebobbin.com/2013/06/21/forest-qal-quilt-top/

Pictures

Loves

Emmajb
nathessey
patricia10
janepez
Skynme
Charwirfs
Capetowngirl
Joke
TiffanyRay
JudyBR
Ama963
Saruqa
Stitch
Robynie
Rebecca

Comments

Mymble

Really clever-wonderful piecing and the fabrics are super.

True

Wow what an amazing work of art! Perfect...

Sewzalot

That is amazing! I have great respect for those that do paper-piecing after I tried it recently. Followed your link and wandered over to the Flickr group to see the other amazing variations of this adorable woodpecker. Really neat!

Sewzalot

Ha! You've come a long way since Pretty in Patchwork -redemption! :)

Mouseinmypocket

this is amazing! I am super impressed.

Whatthebobbin
Whatthebobbin

Sewzalot It is fun to see what version others come up with on flckr.

I know! (about Pretty Patchwork redemption). I have to say I did have to rip more than a few seams to get this block right. The woodpecker was a challenging block but there is a huge difference when thorough directions are provided.

Jenniffier

That is adorable. Great fabric choices.

Whatthebobbin

Thanks! Jenniffier

Rebecca

This is so awesome - and great to know there are good directions! I love your I'm going to join this one and do at least some of the blocks, if not all. Great fabric selection/placement!

Whatthebobbin

Thanks! Rebecca , I'm glad you're going to join. It's lots of fun so far. smile

I was curious, can you make paper pieced patterns on the Threadbias Quilt design tool?

True

Whatthebobbin and Rebecca I bet you could using the free form vector tool... would take some practice but think you could do it.

Rebecca

Whatthebobbin Yes, it should work for that and we will be improving things to make it better. There is an option to export a single shape - like for a template, or you can export line drawings as a foundation template. Right now it doesn't give you the 1/4" seam allowance line because we were finding some problems with that function, but Alex is working on getting it figured out so we can offer that as an option. Also right now you can't directly export selected groups of pieces as a unit from larger design, as you would make the "sections" off a larger design in a lot of foundation paper piecing. (Each corner of a star block for example) You can copy and select the groups of shapes (your foundation unit) onto another workspace so you can export it individually. Does that make sense?

As True mentioned there is a freeform vector drawing tool and a bunch of standard shapes that can be easily manipulated to allow you to draw out just about anything. You can try it out on the smaller canvas to play around with it. Just let me know if you have questions.

Whatthebobbin

True Rebecca Neat. I'll have to try it out.

Thanks!

Rebecca

So pretty! I love the purple in the feathers!

True

Oh I love these...this is the coolest QAL!

Kristananne

LOVE this!

Rebecca

True Isn't it great? I really want to join in - just need to find some time!

True

Rebecca me too!!

Saruqa

this is amazing!

True

Oh my another to love!

Kruppcake

Wonderful!

Whatthebobbin

Thanks! Kruppcake True

Skynme

These are looking great! I would love to try paper piecing. Great job!!!

Terrysim

Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing. I will check out the QAL and see if I can squeeze in some of the blocks on my already very long list of things to quilt!

Capetowngirl

Stunning. I've seen these on the quilt along and am very tempted.

Whatthebobbin

Just do it! Capetowngirl What's one more BOM added to the list? Terrysim Give it a try! Skynme

Thanks y'all!

Lara-giles

What great blocks! And I love your choice of fabrics and colors!

Whatthebobbin

Thanks! Lara-giles

Jenniesthreads

Beautiful layout!

Whatthebobbin

Thanks, I'm really having fun with this quilt. Jenniesthreads

True

This looks so awesome all done...great work!

Mymble

I love how this all came together...beautiful!

Sewzalot

What an amazing quilt this is!! Mind-boggling really. I Love it. Especially the trees and the fox!!

HawkFan

Wow. Absolutely stunning

Whatthebobbin

HawkFan Sewzalot Mymble True Thanks! The block designers deserve all the credit. Their blocks are amazing!

HawkFan

Don't sell yourself short. Your version and mine would be very different :) I do hope to start paper piecing. Maybe some day mine will look as nice as yours.

Whatthebobbin

HawkFan Give it a go. Paper piecing is so fun and addictive. You've been warned smile

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