Thursday, May 14, 2015

Paper Piecing Success




Success!
The sting ray block is completed! This was by far the hardest paper pieced block I have ever sewn. The pattern is available over at Craftsy and is by Quilt Art DesignsI am delighted that I persevered, and that it's finally finished.





I did have a bit of trouble matching some of the seams, but that was easily fixed with a permanent marker. I just added a bit of dark ink where the point of the pen is so that it looks like the seams meet up there.




I was thrilled that my daughter said it looks like a real cownose sting ray! 

Here she is feeding some, so she ought to know how they look!

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14 comments:

  1. OOoohhh, that does look like a hard one!! It turned out so well!

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  2. Beautiful block! Congratulations on your success! Such a tiny gussy pattern, but when complete, the effect is amazing, always nice to achieve something difficult. Always a confidence boost!

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  4. Let's try this again..........Woohoo! Good for you! I knew you could do it.

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  5. Wow, great job! I wouldn't want to tackle that guy, but you did agreat job!

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  6. LOL on using the Pen to make it appear that the seam matched. I think your daughter is very Brave under water feeding stingrays.

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  7. Well done! Sneaky trick with the pen but just what was needed!

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  8. Great idea with the pen to aid you! Excellent finish.

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  9. My goodness that does look so lifelike, and so tricky!!

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  10. How creative! I would never have considered piecing a stingray. Well done.

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  11. You never cease to amaze and inspire :)

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  12. You have done it! Great job! Its beautiful!
    Now nothing will be too difficult....
    I do the same with the "Pen"...
    J :)

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  13. Nice job! That does look like a hard pattern

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  14. Nicely done! That one has a lot of very little pieces.

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