Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Helping Out A Friend

My friend Kelly has come up with a couple more fantastic patterns 
and I got to play with them this weekend.  
They are for "skinny" geese in a ring.  
I tested the 6 1/2" and the 2 1/2" patterns.  
I only had time to do a quarter of the pattern but I am loving them so far.  

This is so teeny tiny!

Easier to see them in relation to each other.

This was the only bit of sewing I was able to eek out this weekend!  

I did discover an interesting "tip" while paper piecing the larger one. 
 I always seem to struggle with knowing where to line up the "next" piece to add, 
especially if I can't see through when I hold it up to the light.  
I finally figured out something that was extremely helpful for me and 
thought I would pass this tip along to you.

In this photo you see that A16 is the next piece I need to add so I put a pin on the sewing line.  

When you flip it over you can see where the pin line is and extend your piece 1/4" past that.  

Then flip back to the front and use the same pin to pin your piece in place right on the sewing line. 

When I flipped back to the back I could open up the violet piece and make sure it covers everything like it should, then turn back to the front and sew it!  

This saved me soooooo much ripping time!

I didn't need to do this with the small one as the pieces are so much smaller and easier to work with and make sure everything is covered, but for the larger one this was GREAT!

I hope you get a chance to purchase her pattern and make some for yourself!



Kathy MacKie said...

Very impressive and my oh so tiny, love it.

beaquilter said...

Uhhhh love these! do you score your papers before sewing ? that helps to know when to line up, then trim the previous fabric 1/4" before lining up the next one to it....

Judy in Michigan said...

Me likey!! Love your tip. Just like beaquilter, I fold all my lines before I start. It makes it easier for me to see where I am. The pin would be extra good!!

Judy in Michigan said...

Oh, how do we find Kelly's patterns??

Rhonda D. said...

I love these! Want to get the pattern!

Lynda said...

I love this pattern, but have so much on my plate now - that kind of pp is so time consuming

Rosa said...

Just stunning!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovely. Great fabrics too!

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