Friday, October 05, 2012
The pattern I ordered (from the link in the previous post) came so quickly, I was able to start these blocks this week!
To date, I have made 7 out of 15 and it is so much fun, seeing the combinations come together.....in order to save fabric [I had picked up 15 fat quarters for this at our guild's "fat quarter frenzy"], I am paper foundation piecing the corner units. The directions call for 5/8 yard for each block....a lot of extra waste of course. So, I trace the corner block (and the reverse) from the pattern onto lightweight tracing paper, then I am ready to sew!
These photos were with natural light, the first photo is with artificial. Interesting how much "warmer" the artificial light looks!
Here, I am auditioning a possible lattice fabric, the lavender floral (after all it is a "garden").
Today is rainy and cool....getting cooler by the minute as a front moves in. Our first really cool weekend since the long dry, hot summer! I won't be sewing though....
I have an apple cake to bake and shrimp tacos to assemble for an evening with some friends!