Thursday, 21 August 2014

Throwback Thursday

Designing Dillemas
When I first started designing my patterns in July 2013, I didn't include as much info as I do now. I think I was convinced that if I understand it, it must be fine, everyone else will understand it......

Then a while ago I bought a pattern from someone, and it was really expensive, and all I got was one page with the various segments (numbered of course) but that was it. I had to figure out everything including cutting it out and copying it bigger and adding a seam allowance around each piece, and so on .........
Frustrating!

So !!!!  I've decided to systematically work through all my oldies and re-do their instructions, add more info on the colour and fabrics, make sure that all pieces are easy to join up etc.....
Might take a while, but totally worth it !!!

Sorry to anyone I might have frustrated...... really!!! sorry!

Today I remade a lovely pattern I designed a long time ago.
 It looks as if it could be difficult or have a ton of pieces, but NO, this one is actually not that bad.
The block measures 16" (40.5 cm) and is on the Intermediate Level.



This block is available in my Craftsy shop.


Thanks to everyone who always comments on the patterns and says how they enjoy them or how cool they look. Nice comments are always good for the soul. Thanks  XOXO



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10 comments:

Frederique from Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I love your blog, and patterns, and yes, sometimes it may be difficult to understand a paper piecing pattern!

frstborn said...

It is hard to believe you have only been designing for that short of a time...your patterns are lovely, and a lot more detailed than many others who have been designing much longer. It is very refreshing to find pp patterns that are more artistic and less cartoon-ish!

Vera said...

Looks great but I don't have an idea what to use it for.

Joy said...

Thank you for adding more instructions. I particularly appreciate that you have added the glue edge to your pieces that span two pages. I was sometimes unsure if I was lining them up at the appropriate spot; but I've always come back to your patterns. I love the perspective on many of them, such as this tea pot block.

Rosa said...

Love your designs and paper piecing blocks.Thanks for the pattern!

Lara B. said...

Janeen, you have designed an amazing paper pieced tea quilt! Your use of colors and method of simplifying the lines is amazing. I've never been on your blog before, but have to go and see some more of what you do. thank you for sharing your pattern today on Needle and Thread Thursday!

Susan said...

Thanks for the free pattern. I think this will make a nice placemat or a mat for the teapot on my table. I am always impressed with how many patterns you come up with and how well they are done.

A Quilters Playhouse said...

Thanks for the tea pot pattern! I look forward to using it for a potholder.

Leanne Parsons said...

Such a beautiful block! More instructions is always better than not enough, for sure. Your customers will thank you!. Thanks for linking to TGIFF.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Yup - I LOVE this pattern. It reminds me of my sisterwho is such a tea lover!!