Friday, 11 October 2013
Paper Piecing Party – It’s for the Birds
Our little Wombat Stew group recently did an ATC swap. I had little idea what an ATC idea was before that – and for those in a similar unknowing boat, they are Artist Trading Cards. Basically little decorated/embellished/prettied up fabric ‘cards’.
We didn’t really have any guidelines other than to keep them fairly small. We also all shared info on our favourite colours.
I went with paper pieced birds. I do love birds and well paper piecing was pretty much a given for my ATCs right?!
I used Sketch or Colour Weave in each of them and chose the colours that suited each of the Wombats. A last minute light bulb made me remember these sweet little scissors charms I had tucked away. So I added those to the ATCs for a finishing touch – because doesn’t everyone need a bird to bring them scissors?!
This little one on the blue background is mine. I ran out of the sandy/beigey kind of Colour Weave that I had used on all the others so I figured mine could be a little bit different. Oh and size wise, these are around 4” square.
I have added the pattern for this little Birdie Bird to my Craftsy shop. I have included pattern templates for both 6" and 10" sized blocks.
And for the curious… here are all the ATCs I received from the Wombats!
Can you guess what my favourite colour is?! I love how unique and creative each of these is! They make a lovely representation of our little group!
So credit to each of these talented gals… Top row: Jane and Alyce. Middle row: Gemma, Lara, Fiona, Gina. Bottom row: Midge, Marieka and mine (you knew that already!).
Fiona made pouches for us instead of ATCs and they are perfectly sized to fit all the ATCs in! Could not have done that better if she planned it!!
These were a lot of fun to do. Though I think if we do this kind of swap again, I’d likely make different patterns for each of the girls – I did get a bit sick of piecing the same pattern 9 times over!
So that’s my paper piecing sharing for this week! What’s yours?
Quick refresher on what the deal is with the Paper Piecing Party (full details here):
* It’s on every weekend here at Quiet Play, starting Friday.
* Link up something you’re working on that’s foundation paper pieced
* Link a blog post or flickr photo
* Visit at least two other links and leave a comment because that’s half the fun!