Friday, August 16, 2013

Fantail Pattern Available Now

Good news!
The fantail pattern is back from the pattern testers and I have released it in my Craftsy Store.
I think I've said it before but my favourite part of sending patterns to testers is getting a first glimpse of how other people interpret my patterns. This time I was struck by the similarities between the fabrics that the three of us chose.

Leonie did a great job with this little fellow.
Raewyn commented that the hardest part of the project was choosing the right fabric. I must admit that I had a similar experience. I love the fabric that she chose for the face- just patterned enough without detracting from the piecing.
You might notice that the pattern changed around the neck area between when I made it and when the Leonie and Raewyn did. This is what I was talking about the other day when I mentioned simplifying patterns and making the details work the best way that I can. I'm really pleased with the improvements to the pattern! Not only do they look better, but it makes the pattern easier to piece!

If you would like a copy of my fantail, you can download it here. But don't wait too long, it will probably not remain a freebie forever...

Oh and a final reminder... don't forget to enter my Kea pattern giveaway.


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10 comments :

  1. oooh! I just downloaded it and I can't wait to make him. I have the Kea on my to-do list as well. *off to go enter the giveaway*

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  2. Fab pattern Juliet! Love how it looks in fabric!!

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  3. Thanks for the pattern, I've added it to my library. Love all the birds.

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  4. They are all lovely, great pattern Juliet.

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  5. Beautiful ....just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and hosting the linky party. Have a great weekend .....Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  6. ah but you're a clever thing! They all look super sweet x

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  7. Just amazing Juliet - such talent

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  8. that's incredibly generous of you Juliet, he's gorgeous! I've just downloaded him! And I bought the kea the other day.....now to find the time and the perfect recipient!!

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