I seem to be in a bug phase at the moment, because on the heels of my Spooky Spider paper piecing pattern, next up is a paper pieced dragonfly!
I designed this for a swap, and this little mini quilt is off to a new home—but since just about everyone loves dragonflies, I’ve turned it into a pattern that includes three sizes. Shown above is the large version (18″ finished); there is also a medium (12″) and small (9″) version, which primarily have less detail in the wings. You can pick it up now in my Payhip (EU crafters, VAT is included) and Craftsy shops!
Here are a few photos of dragonflies made by some of my lovely pattern testers.
Dragonflies everywhere‼️#patterntesting for Sylvia @flyingparrotquilts Such an awesome #paperpieced pattern releasing soon! She comes in 3 sizes-I chose to make the 18" one- but would love to try the other two! Thanks Sylvia for letting me test for you-such fun! #gossamerwingspattern Fabric from @zenchicmoda #flow and #foryou lines by @modafabrics #foundationpaperpiecing #dmmqg @denvermetromqg
I had the pleasure of testing @flyingparrotquilts new #gossamerwingspattern this week, & I am thrilled with how this little guy came out! I made the medium (12 inch) size, & although both this size and the large 18 inch size lend themselves to beautiful gradients or rainbows, (check out @katebasti 's thread!) I wanted to do something a bit different & bust out all my metallic thread, so that's what I did! The pattern will be released soon, & it's well worth a look! #dragonfly #paperpiecing #miniquilt
Just finished up testing a paper piecing pattern for @flyingparrotquilts called #gossamerwingspattern I made the smallest version which is approx 9" square. My dragonfly halves didn't line up whatsoever, no fault of the pattern…my PP 1/4" ruler has been shaved way too much in the cutting process over time and I didn't realize how off it is now…it needs to be thrown out, alas it's quite off and I wanted to post this one because I liked the wing fabric and don't have any more to make another. It's a beautiful pattern, very easy to follow if you have any PP experience at all, (and if you don't there's a link to learn how). Has three sizes as well so you could really do a lot with this pattern too! Nicely done @flyingparrotquilts ❤️ I hope you like the outcome… #paperpiecing #patterntesting
If you make this pattern and share it on social media, please tag it with #gossamerwingspattern—I love seeing your versions!