Our last piece of the Art Quilt QAL has made its grand entrance... The face......
The pieces we made in week 4 are part of this block, so thank heavens some of the block is already finished.
I always lay out my pieces onto my desk so that I can get a good idea of where to begin and which piece fits together before another.
That is when I noticed that the 'Eye' piece "Q" was going to be totally impossible with the colour codes on it. You can't even see where the lines are.
This is the eye piece - - - - - >
So what I done was go back to the original pattern without the colour codes on it and print out another eye piece.
I have included both eye pieces in the pattern so that you can see where to colour your plain piece.
I used colour pencils to colour in the segments and then I wrote the colour code onto the piece where it would not be in my way.
NOTE: you only need one, so don't kill yourself and make 2...
Pieces all sewn up and ready to be put together.
I realise the eye piece has small bits, but look at the great result....
Once you have the face done, you can sew the second column together and then the first and second columns together to get 2 halves of your quilt top.
Then all that is left is sewing the 2 halves together, being careful with trying your best to match up points. Then the real fun begins - taking off all the paper.
I don't even mind it really......
This is taking a lot longer than I thought it would. All the pushing and pulling has helped me nothing with my back ache... so I only get to do a little each day.
I went a little camera happy, so here are a few other photos I've taken of the almost finished quilt top.
To give everyone enough time to finish up, I think we will have a link up on
the last Friday - 30 May 2014. You don't have to have everything done, just finished the 12 blocks.
The pattern is now put together into an E-Book with all instructions and pattern pieces divided up into 'weeks' so that making this Art Quilt will be a breeze.
The E-Book is available in my Craftsy and Etsy Shops.
Please feel free to post your photos onto our Flickr group Page - I love looking at all of them!
Have a wonderful week-end!