Saturday, 30 August 2014

Paper Pieced Butterfly




I love all the paper pieced patterns by Tartan Kiwi and so I was to take up the Butterfly Challenge and create this. I received the Art Gallery fabric when Fiona de-stashed it and I knew it would be perfect for fussy cutting.
To fussy cut the wings I traced the relevant pieces onto plastic. I know you can buy proper template plastic, but I save bits of packaging or milk bottles.
This works well as the wings were the first piece to be placed on all 4 sections.
REMEMBER TO TURN THE PLASTIC OVER TO REVERSE IT!


I like to line up the initial piece using the window and I use fabric glue to keep it in place.


I use the post card method for folding over each section and instead of ironing the small bits I use the wooden thingamajig.


I wanted the bag to have straight sides and a nice flat bottom so I used the tutorial by Katy, I used the same measurements and a width of about 9"


I'm very happy with how it turned out.... Sorry about the bad final pictures as I did forget about the time difference!


You can see that it is 4" wide at the base. Lovely and spacious too.




The Tartankiwi


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11 comments:

  1. Challenge well met I'd say! Loving the technical wooden thingummyjig ;o)

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  2. very sweet. And I love the wooden thungummyjig too - so useful!

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  3. I love the fussy cutting on the butterfly. I'm on the look out for fabric for fussy cutting. It's not easy to find.

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  4. Spot on! The fussy cutting worked great here! Lovely bag: )

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  5. This is gorgeous - the fussy cutting very clever and the fabrics perfect! I use the postcard method too and think it is great.

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  6. it's so lovely! The bag is perfection! Love the fussy cutting - it is so so worth it!

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  7. oh I love this so much!!! so cute x

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  8. How pretty - love the fussy cutting!

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  9. Clever cutting! I'm not sure I could think backwards that well!

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  10. What perfect fussy cutting and a wonderful fabric choices!

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