Friday, December 28, 2012


By Kaelyn Angelfoot

This has without a doubt been the most frustrating crafty day I've had in a long time. I found this amazing paper piecing pattern for a quilt and I'm trying to convert it into a computerized version to make it easy to print. I have so far spent approximately four hours on this (and now I'm thinking it would have been easier to do by hand, but my stubborn streak kicked in) and I need to start over and tackle the project from a different angle.

Here is the quilt I want to make, with a link to the designer's blog.
Each "block" is unique in design, so I can't isolate a few repeats and just make those. This quilt is really one large quilt block (3ft sq) and is completely brilliant in design. So I uploaded the complete pattern (found here) to EQ7 and proceeded to trace every single line and attempt to print a paper piecing pattern as a single block.

I don't really need to get into all the problems I had with it. Needless to say (but I'm going to say anyway) it was a nightmare and I finally admitted defeat (four tedious hours later.) I am going to take each of the subblocks the designer indicated and create a individual quilt block. This means... 62 separate quilt blocks. And this has just turned into a long term project. Wheeeeeee!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you like the design! I really look forward to seeing what you make. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with :-D