Sunday, 1 November 2015

Designing English Paper Piecing and the frustrations therein.....

I have been playing with designing a big complex English Paper pieced quilt.

I have been saving regularly but for some reason I have lost the last few hours of work........ I don't know what happened or how. Sigh. I thought I would show you the work so far.

I started with this centre.
I did this in using the fabrics in the QuiltPro Library.

I kept going using the fabric library, but I managed to kill QuiltPro at this point when I went to add more. Apparently there is a limit to how much you can use the fabrics. This is designed as just one block and each of those pieces is a separate fabric image, that is a hell of a lot of bitmaps.

 This is the same as the previous design but using colours rather than fabrics. That puts less strain on the program and my PC.

 It needs a little cleaning up but I think it will look fabulous in fabrics.

I had put in a few more hours squaring off the design, and if I do say so myself, it was looking great..... and then I lost it........

It will never be a project for those who like to speed piece....lols. And it could look wonderful with fussy cut piecing! I hope to get more work done on it this week...


  1. Wow! You are amazing just being able to draw that! It will be stunning as a quilt.

  2. Quite the ambitious project - both to design (and then lose) on the computer and to execute. But looks like right up your alley. :-) Size when finished?

  3. It looks like it was made by a kaleidoscope - beautiful!

  4. WOWWWW is right this is going to be so incredible to watch grow Sally and yes you are right it will be a show stopper in fussy cut fabrics and defiantly not for the faint hearted. Looking forward to next weeks and next months photo on its progress????? . Cheers Glenda