It goes “wokka wokka wokka”. Well according to the song, it does. According to my sister, it’s just loud. Seeing as she’s a fully qualified helicopter pilot, I’ll take her word for it rather than that of the Playschool presenters.
So in honour of my fabulous sister getting her commercial helicopter licence, and the fact that I now have EQ7 (oh yeah, I’m still excited over that one!), I just had to draw up a paper pieced helicopter block. And then of course I had to test it and make sure it worked. Miracle of all paper piecing miracles, it pieced beautifully first go!
Well except for the tail rotor. It went wonky. Possibly caused by all that turbulence and cloud in the air. Oh and the skids are a bit uneven. Ooh check me out using proper technical jargon. Apparently I have learnt something over the past year my sister has been studying.
So you don’t think I’m just making her up – here is my gorgeous sister in her flight uniform. Not her helicopter unfortunately! I’m pretty proud of her in case you can’t tell.
I’m going to turn my helicopter block into something for her as a congratulations gift – still deciding what. Can’t reveal all the details in case she pops by here for a sneak peek.
I did some tweaking on my design and made the helicopter a bit more simple to piece (only 6 pieced sections instead of 9) and just gave it a whirl then. Pretty happy with Helicopter take two!
There was less unpicking involved in this one as I tried to line all the sections up. Look at this little chopper, all ready to hit the skies, do some 360 autos, enclosed space landings and night flights. Yeah I have no idea what I’m talking about either. Just random helicopter terms that have stuck in my head while talking to my sister. (See, NelleNelle, I do listen! I just have little understanding of what it means. Like when I talk FMQ or paper piecing to you! hehe).
So that’s my current WiP. I’ve sent my little helicopter pattern over to the gorgeous Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts to test for me. Hope it works out smoothly!
As for my other WiP (that’s right, I only really have two current WiPs. And I call myself a quilter. Unbelievable, isn’t it?), Peacocks in the Garden, guess what it looks like?
That’s right. Exactly the same as a week or so ago. I got myself all sorted to make a backing for it and get it done (I even cut the binding strips) but don’t have enough fabric. Argh. So that’s on hold til I get to the fabric shops and find something suitable. Hopefully soon as I’m already getting anxious to work on my next big project. Think it’s about time I used my Wrenly charm pack.
So that’s me. You can see what others are up to in their various stages of WiPness over at Freshly Pieced.