Kirie has been busily crafting pdf paper pieced quilt block patterns of all sorts of animals. As she presents each new design, she asks for a few volunteers to test her pattern. When I saw “Fearless Fawn” on her blog, ShapeMoth, I sent her an email. I told her that I would love to give it a try but that I was a beginner paper piecer. She said that it was an easy pattern and sure. Well, I had my doubts when I received the pattern this morning! I was actually frantic. The pattern doesn’t include directions. I thought that it would explain how to paper piece and then I would be all set. I can follow directions and this would be a great way to learn a new skill. I had promised to test the pattern though and didn’t want to disappoint Kirie. I quickly emailed Jeannie who has tested her patterns for a little help. She was so kind as to take a few pictures of the way she paper pieces and sent them to me along with straightforward directions. I also sent a Flickr message to Ruth, the paper piecing queen, who directed me to a few helpful web sites. With their assistance, I was able to figure it out. It is no longer a mystery and I liked it! I would love to try it some more.
I wanted to make a sweet little fawn. My hope was actually to make it pink but I couldn’t come up with the right fabric combinations and wanted to work with what I had in the house. I do wish there was a little more contrast between the main body material and the background but it is better in person than on the screen.
I think that the pattern was great and didn’t find any mistakes. The only troubles I had were due to inexperience. She has this pattern and others for sale in her shop.