Happy Monday, all! I’m so excited to say that my Take Wing pattern is now available for instant download. Are you excited? Or am I just a nerd? I’ve put many hours and lots of love into creating this pattern and I hope you enjoy sewing it as much as I did! (or I should probably say do, because I’ve currently got three more in the works.)
Click here to purchase an instant download PDF from my Payhip shop
(it is international and VAT tax friendly, wahoo!)
You can also purchase the pattern from my Etsy shop here, but because of the VAT tax laws, the PDF will not be an instant download, but will be emailed to you after purchase.
This pattern is for the intermediate sewist with paper piecing experience and the finished size is 24″ x 15″. Ultimately, there isn’t anything too complicated about the piecing or the assembly, but there is a lot of pieces to manage and some angled seams to sew together. That being said, an advanced beginner could probably take on this project as well.
For those who are new to paper piecing, I’m working on a mini Take Wing that will be smaller, simpler, and include full foundation paper piecing directions. It can stand alone but will also include directions on how to combine it with the original for even more fabulous quilt, so stay tuned for that!
I’ll also be posting lots of photos and helpful tips here and on my instagram and facebook pages, so be sure to follow me or check the hashtag #takewingpattern for these and more inspiration from others creating the pattern.
Speaking of inspiration, I’ll wrap this up with a little to get your creative juices flowing! Here are three versions created by my testers, aren’t they amazing?
They really showcase the wide fabric and color possibilities you have with this pattern. The above was created by Becca Cleaver (@cleaverr). The constellations in the background are just amazing!
This one was created by Charlie Dunn (@travelingcharlie79). She added a border to the pattern and I love the way it really makes the colors pop.
This one was created by Alissa Lapinsky (@alissalapinsky). The splashes of red and chartreuse are so beautiful and the texty background is one of my favorite prints.
And here are some of my colorings for versions I’m working on. As soon as I get a couple more minis made up, I plan to make a quilt with nine butterflies. Honestly though, planning the colors and fabrics for that is kind of making my head spin!
The above shows one color palette, six ways. Which is your favorite? Below you’ll see my version of a monarch, a swallowtail and two monochrome options.
If you have any questions about the pattern or need any help along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact me through my site here or DM me on instagram or facebook. I can’t wait to see all your creations!