Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pattern Testing!

I like to volunteer to test people's patterns. I volunteer as many times as people ask for helpers. I figure if it's something I'm good at I can do a great job for them and if I am a beginner at something I'll learn a new skill and they'll get good feedback about how to help others like me succeed.

Of course that was all in theory since no one ever took me up I my offer until now :) Yay! I got to pattern test. The wonderful Ms. Juliet at Tartankiwi let me have a go at one of her patterns.

When I printed it out I almost peed my pants, at least emotionally. Surely those tiny pieces are a printing error?!? They were not. So, I chose colors that'll go with either my Forest Quilt A Long or 3x6 Bee Blocks and got to it. And guess what, those itty bitty pieces were easy to do! The pattern is straight forward and easily read and understood. I think it turned out so well. Since she hasn't released the pattern yet, I can only show you a bit of how it's looking. You should hop over to her blog and check out her Kiwi Bird paper pieced block-I fell in love with it.

Here's a few pics of what I worked on.

Keeping it real-the back which hardly gets shown :)
That white corner in between the minty dots and mushrooms is super tiny
The top of the piece that I can show you, in progress. 

I was so scared of foundation paper piecing before I had done any. Now I really love it. You can get such precise corners, lines and designs done so easily. If you haven't tried it yet, I totally recommend it.


  1. I knew I had seen the Kiwi block before... http://factotum-of-arts.com/2013/03/15/finish-it-up-friday-paper-pieced-kiwi/

    Will pop back by to see what you made another day! :)

  2. Thanks for being a great pattern tester!!! You did a great job and gave awesome feedback. Feel free to show pictures of the finished block whenever you want.
    I am trying to get the pattern uploaded at the moment but my internet connection is very dodgy at the moment (to say the least) so it may have to wait till next week.
    Thanks again, Juliet x

  3. I love Juliet's work...can't wait to see what the new block is !!


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