Hello Dear Friends! I did it!!!! Woodpecker is done and finished and I love it! This block is part of the ‘Forest QAL’. I’m so happy that their first block was this amazing woodpecker who I couldn’t resist!
This was a big challence – my first ever foundation paper piecing. In the beginning it was almost too difficult but this amazing woodpecker made me continue and not to give up. Later it started to be a little bit more easy but this technic really needs concentration every minute.
There are some unbelievable small pieces and when you sew them you need unbelievable big piece. That was difficult because I can’t waste fabric. Some strange things has been happening lately and here is one more – on the turquoise cheek you can see stitching – how on earth that came there?! I don’t have any idea.
I wasn’t sure if I’ll tell to hb how I have spent my time, but then we were speaking how it’s good to do sudoku to keep our mind sharp …I had to tell that I have found something much more effective! I said that this is not redy yet but you can see a head of a bird. He said ‘yes, I can see a bird’s head, it’s nice’ … nice?! So you understand that you are the only one who can understand how much effort this little head needed!
Weather has been grazy – as I have heard in many other places, too. Fortunately we had sunny moments today and I was able to meet my woodpecker in the garden.
He stopped on the old wooden fence … then flew over …
… and then flew away …
… I found him from my olive tree …
On Sunday we had a lovely spring day and I was sitting outside sewing octagons … first time with bare foots!
Looks perfect or what? I moved the flower pots and made nice coffee place on the south side of the house …
… too nice to last … on Monday we had terrible strong wind – I have never seen so strong wind … and I moved all the flowers back behind the house where it didn’t blow so much. Today the weather is changing all the time and wind is still quite strong.
I’m sure that every one of you haven’t tried foundation piecing, so here are few steps from this project. I had big difficulty to find fabrics, I mean colours that I wanted. I would have prefered the body more blue and perhaps lighter blue, but these fabrics were only possibilities anywhere near what I wanted. Here I have put the pieces ready in the order they will be sewn. Under the small piece, they should be upside down.
Fabric pieces on the ‘back’ side of the paper and the wrong side against the paper. This is difficult to think! Then we sew the pieces one by one following the lines and numbers shown. It’s very difficult to think the angles how the pieces will turn after sewing.
This pattern was very good and easy to follow. I marked always the parts i had finished. Here I have made the part I on the neck.
Here is the same I part from the right side. Now it needs to be cut on the correct shape following the seam allowance lines on the paper. This pattern has also good written guidance in which order to connect the parts together. When I showed to hb how this technic works, he asked if it’s worth … my first unsver was no … but now when my woodpecker is finished I feel that it was well worth of the effort!
‘Forest QAL’ continues and there are now following blocks: Woodpecker, Features, Forest and Maple Fox! I wasn’t sure if I can make more blocks but I want to make that super cute fox! I think I shall make all the forest – every block is so fantastic!
Later yesterday evening this was the scene on my sewing table … this may look a mess and you may think it is only for fun … for fun yes but also for a good reason …
Thank you so much for your engouraging commenst on my last post! Your sweet and vice words helped me to continue this paper piecing! I know that this is not for everyone and even I really enjoyed learning and doing this, I’m more for quicker and freestyle projects.
Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! I hope to see you soon again and perhaps I have then something scrappy to show!