I thought a geometric tulip would be fun, and after my tulip plush I’ve had spring on my mind! I drew the shape out on paper and then made a template in Illustrator to get more crisp shapes.
Generally I’m pretty pleased at my first attempt. I made a rookie mistake of making it way too small though. I thought it would be quicker to whip up a little flower, but the pieces were so tiny it was really hard to sew them. You can see the flower next to a 1″ hexagon. I think if I made all the pieces bigger that it would be a lot easier to get crisp edges. I am going to try again and hopefully do some more custom English paper piecing!
Have you expanded beyond regular English paper piecing shapes? How did it go?