A New Project

No, the first one isn’t finished, but I like variety, changing things up, doing more than one thing at once.

I’m really excited about this one, because I found some positively fantastic fabrics for it. My favorite, a gorgeous light green stripe, is proving to be the most difficult to work with, though, as the stripes certainly point out when a cut has gone awry.

One of the fabrics, a green paisley, is definitely something I had to stop twice (ok, four times) and think about. It’s something I winced at on first glance, but then remembered to think small/large.

Yikes

Yikes

I can’t imagine much square footage of that mess, but tiny bits of it, perhaps.

I’m planning to do a four-patch design… or maybe a nine-patch. I have six fabrics I intended for it, but have to figure out how to arrange them. I can’t seem to find a “six-patch” pattern, which seems odd, but I’m sure there’s perfectly sound reasoning behind it.

Next Batch

Next Batch

It’s hard to envision what sorts of patterns I can create with lots of smaller patches, so I’m employing The Googles. So many possibilities…

Possibilities

Possibilities

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8 responses to A New Project


  1. Ohh, purty. You know what you’re doing right? you’re making me drool here and pretty soon I’m gonna wanna start quilting too.

  2. Erin

    Bahahahaha!!! My grand scheme, it is working!

  3. Erin

    The funny thing is, I could see us having the most foul-mouthed quilting bees EVAR. 😀

  4. Erin

    I showed Mike your comment, and he laughed and said, “that would be more surly than a couple of guys playing cards.”

    Also, I’ll stop commenting on my own post now.

  5. Erin

    Oh, nice! Looks fabulous. If it doesn’t come with a 1/4″ foot, grab one of those, too – makes this whole “seam allowance” thing easier. Do you already know how to sew?

  6. It looks like I can buy a 1/4″ foot separately from a sewing shop that will work.

    I took a semester of sewing in 8th grade.. *gulp* 17 years ago. I did pretty well if I recall correctly, I still have one project I made which was a duffel bag made out of a dark purple printed corduroy.

  7. Erin

    We’re in the same boat. But you’re in luck! I can already show you how to do tons of stuff, like cut fabric into the wrong sizes and sew really, really crooked seams.

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