As you have seen over the last few weeks, I've been working on a series of New Zealand Native Bird Paper piecing blocks.
Its been really fun coming up with new bird patterns and doing my best to display each birds character in these blocks.
The problem is that I think the Kea pattern that I just released and the fantail (which is due to be released any day) are probably my favourite patterns that I've designed so far.
I now find myself comparing all my new designs to those two blocks and the bad news is that I'm not sure that they're measuring up!
I start wondering- am I being overly critical?
Are these patterns better than I think they are?
Then I remind myself that I am useless at predicting what will be popular and what won't be...
So I thought I'd ask what you guys think...
My yellow eyed penguin pattern is with my pattern testers at the moment- I like it!
Maybe they'll look better done in fabric rather than with the bland colours of my design software...
Hmmm what do you think? Is it worth pressing on with these two designs or should I try again?
If I do decide to go ahead with these two blocks then I think I will just need one more pattern to complete the series. I'm just struggling to decide what that final bird will be!
a kakapo- the block was ugly and not very good
a saddleback- just a bit boring
I've considered lots and lots of other birds but just can't find the magic combination of a distinctive bird that will piece well.
Ah well, I'll keep looking- wish me luck!
Oh and before I forget, if you are a paper piecer, don't forget to enter my giveaway...
I'm linking in with WIP Wednesday