this week in sewing... lots of sewing going on this week amid finishing the creativity course, and the writing/meditation course.
Let's start with the rainbow scrap challenge color of the month, teal/turquoise/aqua. I made two more large hexi/kaleidoscope blocks.
I have finally this many months in corrected the original instructions I saw on a tv show.
When you are dealing with angles that must come back together just right, even a 1/16th of an inch can make a difference.
The teacher said to take two 5" squares, face to face, mark one and 3/16" in from top right, 1 3/16" in from bottom left and cut a diagonal line... well my blocks did not lay flat when sewn.
When I changed to 1 1/8" they did
I chose not to do circles but hexagon centers
working in this broad color way was interesting too. I have a box of this kind of color but at it's heart it is in the blue family. Or the green family... or not either.
This week I started adding borders to my Ricky Tims kaleidoscope center, but will show that top when they are done.
There were times this week when I wanted to just sew. Not a masterpiece,
just sew seeing color next to color, seeing lines emerge, seeing
something finished. I went into the studio and tried to figure out how
to finish all the scrap projects from that quilt. I couldn't decide,
nothing looked right, then one day I went in and it was easy. I chose borders, finished some, and others just went together perfectly.
In my meditation/writing lessons this week we talked about the value of waiting... just letting things be until time to deal with them.
This is not procrastination or dithering but waiting for the moment of readiness.
Some of the tiny scrap things from making that have been on the wall, and this one turned into a coaster
as you can see it's small but it still has parts I liked. The angles repeating on the diagonal, the color splash of that orange, the tree fabric on the corners, that wonderfully vibrant star fabric repeating in the center carried out to the border.
This is just a coaster but those principles would hold when making a bed quilt
I finished all the blocks for my bats and boos, I made a table scraps project to share next week at Joy's link party, and spent an amount of time designing that miniature.
At the moment I am banking back and forth between the fall projects and the RSC turquoise work.
It's all good
vaccines keep you alive (if anything will) but masks stop the spread of disease. We need both.