This is her third pattern of the Tattoo Series, the first one is LOVE (which I haven't tested, yet). COURAGE is tested by me here .
I am definitely not an expert in foundation paper piecing, actually the first time I paper pieced a block was during the Splendid Sampler quilt along last year. Since then paper piecing has become one of my favorites.
Berene's patterns are easy to follow, the instructions are very clear, even Y-seams are no problem anymore.
I love this shot of my blue swallows on my deck with my purple Little Birdy pincushion keeping it in place in the wind.
The latest pattern is FURY, and above are my fabric choices. I had the perfect orange and yellow fabric, Marblehead by Ro Gregg for Paintbrush studios, the two leftmost fabrics. There's a lot of life in this fabric, especially the orange one.
The first item I did was the text banner. Here is an in-progress shot of the heart with the banner. The heart fabric is also perfect, the golden lines and the darker red patches give a lot of life to the heart.
Here all the flame pieces are done and ready to be assembled. The ruler I received as a gift from Berene has come in very handy working with paper piecing.
The flames are slowly coming together. You can almost feel the heat!
...and the flames are done! There's so much life in this picture!
And here the quilt top is all assembled. The burning heart on the cold, almost snowy background.
This is how the backside looks before the paper is removed, lots of tiny pieces!
The FURY is burning in the sunlight!
Thanks to Berene of Happy Sew Lucky for letting me test her patterns, this is a real skill builder for me!
Keep on sewing and paper piecing!