The story never ends when the quilting magic begins
August 7, 2012
Oh, and by the way, IT IS MY PATTERN
Has everyone seen this photo? It's from the EW 8/10/12 issue. I quickly speculated as to when I think the scene will be featured in the movie. Would anyone like to make a friendly wager? I'd even bet a quilt on it.
Happy times, but back to business.
In case there is any confusion..... This is my pattern. Yes, there is another one out there. This is how I designed mine.
New Moon Tulip
I took a copy of the New Moon tulip that is featured on the white covered version of the book. I printed out that copy and and sectioned the tulip by hand using a pencil and straight edge. The hardest part for me is drawing that first line that sections any picture or drawing into the first two parts. I like to divide on the diagonal and limit the match points as much as possible. When one chooses to split a block directly down the middle just because, piecing can become a nightmare. (This block was actually pretty easy. The stem provided a nice division point.) When I was happy with my sectioning, I used a black Sharpie to mark over my pencil lines.
I imported this image into EQ7 for tracing or to make the paper piecing pattern.
I chose an Easy Draw block in EQ7 and choosing snap to lines and arcs of drawing only in Snapping in the Drawing Board Setup.
So, NO, I didn't take a certain available pattern...trace THAT....and call it my own.
I tested the pattern as a full block. I did make one little change to the final pattern to remove one tiny little piece. It's almost unnoticeable.
I've taken the pattern one step further to make it a part of a setting triangle unit for the SMRQ. I did this because I didn't want to make separate tulip blocks that would have to be framed by side setting triangles.
When I print the pattern as a PDF, I will delete the other side of block unit when merging the pattern as a whole.
I started to test this pattern tonight, but didn't get anywhere. Family interference once again. Maybe tomorrow.... I'm taking the day off since I had a few personal appointments to attend to.
My name is Shannon. I'm a Twilight Quilter. My story isn't unique. Twilight fans around the globe have found ways to express their love for the books in many creative endeavors. I happen to love quilting so that is my chosen medium.
Once a member of the group that made the award winning Twilight Quilt for Stephenie Meyer, I am now on my own.
Join me as I am inspired to quilt Twilight.
I don't mind if you say I'm obsessed!
For more of my personal story, please visit my page.
I am not affiliated with Stephenie Meyer, but I'd like to be.
I have no association with any other Twilight quilting or craft groups at this time, nor do I want to be.
No infringement of any kind is intended.
All of the blocks and quilts must be directly credited to the creative genius that is Stephenie Meyer. I cannot in good faith take sole credit for any of the blocks or quilts because they are directly inspired by her written word. It is only my good fortune that I have such amazing material from which to channel my creativity.