Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Woodpecker -- Forest Quilt Along!!!

Ok, I have to admit that now that my kids are mostly sleeping through the night, I am sewing a bit later and later at night these days.  Sometimes after the whole bedtime routine it becomes a very necessary relaxation before I go to sleep.  I like to sew and listen to my latest audio book until I feel so tired I am ready to fall into bed.

After finishing the Sew Retro blocks I thought I would leave paper piecing for a little while, but then ironically Joanna and Julianna's Forest Quilt Along just started and I had to do this one right away!  It is something I have actually been wanting to do for a long time now.  I wanted to make Australian animals all paper pieced and I actually have them all drawn on EQ7 ready to go, but haven't started yet.  I also really wanted to make paper pieced animals from the environment I grew up in as well, so forest animals work just perfectly! 

I'm really excited!  I love this woodpecker and I hope all the blocks that come up in the quilt along are as awesome as this one.  This will be a great chance for me to dive into a few more of the neutral fabrics in my stash--I have many that don't get enough use!  The background prints on my block are Oakshotts so they have a shimmer to them in real life that I can't get in the photo.  Now I can't wait until the next one comes out.

13 comments:

Deborah said...

This is remarkable! It's so intricate! Beautiful!

Jess said...

I'm joining this one too - your woodpecker is beautiful! Love the wood print!

Amy Gunson said...

I'm so excited to see what you're joining in! I've been working away on my guest block for the sewalong and haven't had time to start the others yet. I love your fabric choices.

Mama Spark said...

Great job Jeannette!! I just might need to try this one too. Yours is beautiful.

Bronwyn said...

You are a clever clever lady! Love the shadowing!

Joanna @ Shape Moth said...

I'll have to do my best then to match the awesomness of Julianna's block next week :D And I'm really happy to see that the idea of Forest QAL is so nicely received :)

Jessica said...

I love your block! I printed the pattern yesterday but haven't had time yet...Hope I can manage it!

Nailaa said...

wow he is soo soo soo real!! :)

kitty said...

LOVE your block!! This is too tempting: I have to copy the pattern!!

Lynn said...

What a great woodpecker - can imagine his pecking away at the tree.

liniecat said...

this block is amazing!
Adorable!

tusen said...

He's very elegant. And I love the fabric you've chosen for the shadow.

Merran said...

awesome

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