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.


  1. You are such a meticulous designer, I am impressed!!

    1. Frankly, it's not getting me anywhere except for annoying people. HA!

  2. I can't wait to see it finished

  3. Can't wait to get back to Twilight! great pattern Shannon!


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