Oh yes. I’m dragging this progress out. Well they are paper pieced blocks and we all know paper piecing is fiddly and time consuming. So 32 paper pieced blocks… it’s going to take me some time.
I’m making progress though! 12 blocks done! Woohoo!
In case you actually counted them, yes there are only 11 showing in this photo. I have another lightsaber done but I couldn’t work it into the picture in an aesthetically pleasing way. So I left it out.
See? That extra block just makes it look a bit messy. Those colours are a bit more accurate to real life though – I took it a bit earlier in the day.
The new additions need a moment in the spotlight (and in case you can’t tell who they are!) may I present:
and Anakin Skywalker
While currently being firm members of the no-face family, they will receive faces eventually and look a bit more like the characters they are meant to represent.
Both of these patterns are listed in my Craftsy shop as freebies, along with some other LEGO Star Wars and DC superhero pals.
So why the sudden rush on blocks? My fabric order finally showed up – it’s a long two weeks for orders to get here from the US but worth it. Now I have a bunch more Sketch and Color Weave for my blocks, as well as replenished my supply of Kona Robin’s Egg blue for the backgrounds, and Kona Ice Peach for the faces. I’m a happy paper piecer. Particularly now I feel like I’m making real progress with these blocks.
Yay for progress :)
P.S. Nearly forgot to add! One of the awesome pattern testers Monica made a great Chewbacca block - turned out fab with lots of batiks! Monica has kindly offered to send this to anyone who might want a Chewbacca of their own but isn't game to try to piece it themselves! If you're interested, drop me a line (kristyqp at gmail dot com) and I'll let Monica know. First in best dressed ;)