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Topic: Flying key block, PDF pattern added!  (Read 3860 times)
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« on: March 14, 2017 02:29:35 PM »

The lovely Mistress Jennie offered to send me a pussy hat in exchange for a surprise. After stalking a bit I settled on a pouch with a flying key design a la Harry Potter.


I couldn't find a pattern I liked for free or even for sale so I thought I'd try my hand at drafting one myself. I am very new to paper piecing but I do have a fashion design background which includes pattern drafting. Even so, it's tricky with a bunch of fiddly little bits that were really hard for me to get just right.


Paper piecing is CRAZY!


I've been waiting to share this until MJ got the little pouch I made her but it looks like it's been lost in the mail so I'll be resending it soon. I'm bummed 'cause I think the zipper turned out great. Ah well, good practice for next time, right? Yay, the first pouch finally made it after an adventure through the postal system. It is a flying key after all, ha ha. In the meantime I sent this replacement so now she's got a matching set.


I sent the pattern off to a few people here to beta test and it came back with the A-ok so I will be happy to share it with you guys once I've figured out how to attach a PDF file. I sent a query off and hopefully will hear back about that soon Smiley. am very happy to share it with you here. Click on the PDF to copy it into your files and give it a go! It seems to be upside down but it will print just fine. Please let me know if you stitch it up and how it went, feed back is appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017 03:40:52 PM »

This is SOOOOOO STUNNING!  Beautifully sewn, and even more amazing to have drafted the pattern for such a fiddly shape!  I'm so in love.   Grin

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017 03:48:22 PM »

Thank you so very much, it means a lot that you like it Smiley.

I'm looking forward to sharing the pattern here, I hope a few of you will try it out and post your pictures. I know a lot of you love all things HP.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017 04:00:33 PM »

I confess - it was traveling around the atmosphere and I stole it!  Wink

It is awesome and it's sad that it is lost.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017 04:33:10 PM »

So cool! Lucky Jennie!
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017 02:20:20 PM »

This replacement pouch is on the way to you now Miss Jennie.
I squared the bottom of this one & the zipper turned out great!

It was my second time stitching the block & it turned out better than the first one so all's well that ends well Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017 02:38:54 PM »

Ooooohhhhhhh.....   

So FREAKIN' excited!
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017 06:33:36 AM »

You did a fantastic job on both pouches! What a bummer that one went missing. I really like how you reversed the fabrics on the second one though. Great work as always Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017 07:11:20 AM »

They are both gorgeous!!! You did a great job. Hopefully the first one finds its way through the mail.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017 08:23:32 AM »

Beautiful work, CLM! Paper piecing is so counter-intuitive - you're so brave to draft your own pattern. And you nailed it!

Is that Indigo-dyed shibori fabric by any chance?
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