I have had the pleasure of testing a number of Kristy from Quiet Play’s foundation pieced patterns. They are imaginative, colourful and very clearly presented. A couple of months ago, Kristy called for testers for a new pattern. We were warned that it contained very small pieces and so, up for a challenge, I put my hand up.
Very small pieces it certainly has! Some are less than ¼” inch in size. For this reason, it’s a pattern suitable for intermediate to advanced foundation piecers. The thing I love about foundation piecing is the way you can create designs that could not be done via ‘normal’ piecing and this is one of those designs.
I love batiks and have quite a stash which I don’t use nearly enough, so I decided I would use batiks for this piece. I also used my other favourite foundation piecing tools: Aurifil 50wt thread in grey (colour 2615); my “Add and Eighth” ruler and a small 70/10 machine needle. When I’m working on bigger foundation pieced blocks I use the Add a Quarter ruler, but tiny pieces call for tiny rulers.
In hindsight, there wasn’t enough contrast between the two fabrics so the “Make” doesn’t stand out as much as I would like.
I’ve set myself some creative challenges for the year – I’m going to blog regularly – hence committing to Blossom Heart Quilts’ Sew Cute Tuesday linky each week; to take better photos and get my FMQ happening. Thus, I quilted this using Rasant thread in a matching green – I hoped that would help the word to stand out a bit more. I used my Westalee Ruler Foot, which I just love. I’m still practising using the rulers with it but I use it all the time for FMQ.
Kristy is currently having a sale at her Payhip shop – until 10 June 2016 there is 25% off all patterns using the code QP25. Go, take a look and have some foundation piecing fun!
As always on a Tuesday, I’m linking up with Blossom Heart Quilts Sew Cute Tuesday linky (as I mentioned in the post itself – gah!).
What are your creative goals for the week – what can you do today to move you closer to them?
Until next time, happy quilting 🙂