Forest Quilt-Along – Block #1 – Woodpecker

My paper-piecing skills were put to the test today when I started the first block in a Quilt-Along I saw on the internet last week. This is the first block – a Woodpecker.
Woodpecker
The Quilt-Along is called “Forest,” and is organized and designed by Julianna at Sewing Under Rainbow and Joanna from Shape Moth. These two quilt designers live in Poland and occasionally host paper-pieced Quilt-Alongs. They are both very talented, and are able to draw these shapes geometrically so they can be pieced using straight lines.  I have tried my hand at drawing a couple of blocks of this style, and it is ridiculously difficult.  The project started four weeks ago, so I need to do some catching up, as a new block is posted each Monday.  There will be 12 blocks in total, and all the designs will be forest-related. Thankfully, the instructions have an English translation. If you love paper-piecing, then you might want to challenge yourself to join this group. Here is a  link to the Flickr group, which has all the links for the patterns and instructions in PDF files. http://www.flickr.com/groups/2147488@N24/

Until next time,

Joan