|Dazzle pattern by ipatchandquilt|
About a week ago I came upon ipatch blog through some linky party. And she (Esther), was looking for people to test out her new pattern Dazzle. I've always been kind of jealous of pattern testers--they get to try out these new cool patterns before anyone else! So of course I volunteered right away. The deadline to get feedback in is next Thursday, but next week is kind of crazy, so I got started on it asap.
|I finished all 12 wedges in a day, despite the normal chaos around here! And I only add to rip out three seams!|
|Color coding the wedges helped me stay on track when I got distracted.|
Sewing together the wedges went really well...up until I had to sew together the two halves and that center area is kinda of a [insert profanity here]. The first try it was okay, but I could tell where I'd messed up...so I ripped out the center 2-3 inches and tried again. This was, by the way, a BIG mistake, and the result was a much worse aligned and bumpy center.
But, I gotta say, for a first try at this block, it went really smooth and easy! I did have to review my favorite paper piecing tutorial since the last paper piecing I did was in April. The process was really fun, and I have quite a few other ideas for colors and layouts, so I'm sure I'll be making more (and hopefully improving on those center points!).
|The back lays pretty flat.|