Usually I'm tripping all over myself to get to the computer and blog/brag about a finish, but this one I saved for the Friday link ups :) I did mention it on Wednesday, but that was then this is now. Janeen at Quilt Art Designs has some of the sweetest paper pieced patterns I've seen and offers some really nice free (for the month) BOMs as well as reasonably priced PDF Quarterly Magazines chock a block full of patterns. This Jack Russel is one of hers and I love him. I'm not going to buy the other one I saw in her Dog patterns though... I'm almost sure I'm not! LOL
If you've followed along with me on this blogging gig, you'll know I struggle with paper piecing. It's not a natural for me and does my head in sometimes. I've watched videos, followed along with them step by step, taken an online class (couldn't get one of the patterns right so didn't finish it) and did the start/quit hamster wheel routine but finally, I think it is starting to stick with me.
I did still mess up a couple of times with 'Ben' (the name of Diane's Jack Russel, for which this pillow was made) in a couple of places, I'm not sure if I used the wrong color in a couple of places or it it's an issue with lining up my seams. Some of those seams can get rather bulky. But he's finished and ready to be packed for my next trip across the pond. Minus the cushion form, that's been purchased and waiting on the other side. I went straight line quilting on the border and put a hidden zipper on the back following Made By Chrissie D's tutorial.
Two Friday Link Ups this week Quilt Art Designs, where you can see Jannen's progress on her Woodland's Quilt and TGIFF at Sunlight In Winter Quilts where Lisa J is sharing her Quilt Planner cover. I hope you all enjoy your Friday, stay warm, be safe and share share share :)