Friday, 8 March 2013

Woodpecker {Forest QAL}

I've decided to join the Forest QAL hosted by Julianna and Joanna as I adore their designs. There are twelve blocks in the QAL, all paper pieced and the sneak peeks are spectacular.

The first block is a woodpecker (cause of much sniggering in our house. Yes, we really are that mature.) My points are a little askew in places, but overall it came together really well. There are some incredibly tiny pieces in it, but the detail is just amazing. The fabric I used for the body is really fine cotton (almost like a lawn), so I don't have too much bulk where the seams meet. I've been working on this over the last few nights, and finally put it together tonight.


I'm looking forward to seeing the other blocks they design!

xx Jess

20 comments:

memmens said...

Jess that looks brilliant, I'd booked marked the pattern for when I have the chance to concentrate!

Charlotte said...

wow!!!!

Jessica said...

It looks awesome Jess! I have printed it out already, just need time to sew...and some sewjo wouldn't go astray!

Amanda K said...

Looks good.
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Teje Karjalainen said...

Oh you made it already! That's fantastic! I'm hoping to join the Forest qal, too! x Teje

Amy Friend said...

I think your piecing is fabulous! Glad you are joining in!

Sarah said...

So awesome... (pecker or wood? ;-) lol

Nat at Made in Home said...

It is beautiful! What is the blue fabric you used?

Becky said...

VERY nice! I'm in the group too! Isn't it so much fun, and so amazing? I'm so eager for next week!!!

Ella said...

Gorgeous! It's making me wish I didn't suck so hard at paper piecing.

Ella said...

Gorgeous! It's making me wish I didn't suck so hard at paper piecing.

Katy Cameron said...

It looks great, looking forward to seeing them all come together :o)

Janine said...

This is brilliant! I checked out your links and I can't tell you how tempted I am to join in but I'm behind on bee blocks and over committed already so I'll just keep[ enjoying watching you :)

Jeannette Bruce said...

Jess, you're a rockstar! This is great, you chose perfect fabrics. Very nice!

Kirsten said...

Such a great block - makes me think of Woody Woodpecker from the cartoons:)

Jenelle said...

This looks great! I'm really impressed that all those little pieces ended up so sharp in your block. I have this one bookmarked for later once my paper piecing skills are up to it.

Rosa said...

Fabulous!

Jessica said...

That is so cute - I love the fabric you chose for the tree!

Kelly said...

Err WOW - that is all!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

YEAH WOW!!!!