During the month of May the Island Batik ambassadors were asked to create and share paper pieced projects made with Island Batik fabrics.
Once again I am using the Red Tide collection that I made my April Showers quilt tutorial from.
I also have a new quilt pattern that will be coming out soon that is the first project I created with the Red Tide collection of batiks. Can you guess how long it has been since I finished the quilt? Brrrrrr!
Anyway, back to my paper pieced project. I saw a tutorial on Pinterest showing how to draw a paper pieced star and decided that I could do that in EQ7. Well…..this was the first time I tried to create a paper piecing pattern in EQ7 and of course I got in a big hurry. I wanted it to be a little crooked – which I did.
The real problem came when I printed out the pattern without numbers or letters on it so I could keep track of which piece went where. My pattern didn’t look that bad on the computer – I have a feeling I mixed a couple of the pieces up and put them in the wrong spots.
Well you know how I am…..once I got the star all pieced there was no way I was going to tear it apart and I wasn’t ready to throw it in the trash. I decided I’d just call it a Silly, Wonky Star and “act” like I planned it to look that way! I think it is back to paper piecing 101 for me.
I still have to quilt it – should I make it into a wall hanging or a pillow??
I have owned the Electric Quilt software since version 3 or 4 and I am still always learning new things that can be done with this great program. Electric Quilt is celebrating their 25th anniversary and you can read more about it and possibly win some prizes by checking out their blog. There are also tutorials to help you learn how to use it.
Electric Quilt 7 Island Batik Stack Coral Reef Batik
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