My latest Work In Progress (WIP)
We had a lovely evening with my friend Christine and her daughter Caitlyn. While Miles and Caitlyn made a mess of the house – to include playing hide-and-seek in my credenza from Korea – Christine and I made a little progress on some sewing projects.
Christine is in the market for a new serger, and since I love mine, I convinced her to give mine a whirl. She made a super cute top for one of Caitlyn’s dolls. And let me just tell you how selfish a sewer I am. I don’t make Miles anything. Haven’t since his baby quilt in 2009. And Christine here is in the middle of making lots of super cute stuff for her kids AND their dolls.
I spent most of the evening slicing up 4″ cuts of fabric into triangles. Using the fabric stack I pulled earlier, I started cutting the triangles. What a process. It took me a lot longer than I thought to cut these things. A. Lot.
I made stacks of triangles by value order and then arranged them up on my design wall. I added 4 yellow triangles just to break up the pinks and purples that dominate most of the design. Keeping in mind the lessons I learned from Kari, I tried to keep some definite contrast between the triangles and less contrast in others.
I stitched them in record time (it seems!). I’ll play with the design for a bit and see where it ends up. I’m envisioning a lot of white space. And a polka dot border.
Linked up at: Freshly Pieced