The last three things I made in December were mailed off, and I didn’t want to post them until they arrived at their destination. Well, I have finally gotten confirmation that the last one arrived, so I can finally post them! YAY! (By the way, it turns out I’m rather impatient. Who knew?)
When I was in 3×6, one of my hivemates and I decided to do a side swap for a picture-based paper-piecing block. I did some flickr stalking, and found out that she also was an alumnus from the video game industry, so I had to do something gaming related! So some pinterest stalking later, and I decided to make this angry bird mini quilt. I started out just making the red angry bird, whose pattern is available from Fandom in Stitches. Well, once it was made, I had a vision of four in a grid, each a different color. And it wouldn’t Go. Away. The problem is there were no paper-pieced patterns of a similar style for the other birds.
So I finally made my own in Illustrator. I had no idea what I was doing, and I made some pretty dumb errors, but by the last one I felt like I sort of had the hang of it! This was just a ton of fun to make, and I’m glad I went ahead and took the time to make the vision in my head. Here’s the back, a pac-man print and some hanging pockets.
For the other two finishes, two people I know from NuBee’s were in a hive in September and they never got a block. 🙁 So I decided to make them some quick angel blocks! First up, the colors were brown, blue, and purple on tan/cream. I used the wonky pinwheels tutorial from Greenleaf Goods, which I’ve really been wanting to try. This was super easy and kinda reminiscent of paper-piecing, except skipping the paper.
I used Kona Natural for the solid.
The second block was requested in orange, yellow and aqua on grey. I knew this particular person really wanted a broken herringbone block, so I went ahead and made her one!
I was worried it would end up reading sports-team, but I think it turned out really fun and colorful!