22 minutes ago
Sunday, 25 September 2011
planning and plotting (or what Katy did next)
Now the Hexy MF is getting quilted I've been missing hand sewing. I've been busy with some dresden plates for pillows and stuff but it's not the same as good old fashioned English Paper Piecing.
So, I've been plotting what to do next and I quite fancy some full on fussy cutting mixed with a variety of paper templates. I've had a pattern drafted for a while but not settled on perfect fabrics...until now.
Silent Cinema by Jenean Morrison is PERFECT for fussy cutting - all those medallions and clever little details. I can't promise this will be a quick project (after all, the Hexy MF took well over a year) but with the nights drawing in and more time being spent sat on the sofa watching TV (as well as the flights to and from Houston next month) I should be able to make a really good start on this project. If I could just decide which colourway to start with.
By the way - in case anyone is interested, once I get the Hexy MF back I thought I'd write up a pattern for it, and pop it amongst my other tutorials, so you can make your own. I need it with me though, because I have no idea how big anything is, or how many hexes I made...so it'll be a little while before that happens, but it will come. Promise.
In the meantime - I'm off to cut out some template plastic and start fussy cutting some big ol' hexes.
Posted by Katy Jones at 09:00
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