Amy FriendChristmas, Craftsy, etsy, paper piecing, pattern16 Comments

I have to say that I am really delighted with the way this reindeer block turned out!  It exceeded my hopes which is always a really nice surprise.  
I used BasicGrey’s Blitzen print for the background because it is woodlands-y and even has a deer in it! It’s still available at the Fat Quarter Shop. The reindeer itself is supposed to be a silhouette. At first I was considering a grey textured solid but I am so happy that I changed my mind. I love the Onyx grunge from Marmalade Fabrics. I chose to place the lighter sections of the grunge at the tip of the nose and neck. It adds a nice dimension and softness.  

My Reindeer paper pieced pattern now joins my Christmas Stocking pattern in both my Etsy Shop and Craftsy Shop.  They both measure 8″ x 12″ so they make a nice set.
The reindeer is slightly harder to piece than the stocking but still appropriate for a beginner to intermediate paper piecer.  There aren’t any super tiny pieces or curved seams.  There is a little fussy seam matching by the ear and the slightest of Y seams through the center of the block.  Don’t let that scare you though.  It’s such a breeze that it can be done before you remove the papers even.  I will walk you right through it.
In other paper piecing news, Kerry and Penny debuted their set of Christmas patterns today. Have you seen them yet?