I had all my fabrics chosen before I started paper piecing.
When I started working on the first border of blues, I wasn’t sure about the blend from reds/oranges to blues however, second border includes a deep rich purple which I think will marry the reds with the blues. We’ll find out tomorrow!
I love working with tracing paper, it’s super easy to tear off and being able to see through it is a bonus. When I grabbed a pen to mark the pieces, little did I know it wasn’t permanent! When the fabric got wet — I wet my seams to make them lay fatter — the ink ran a little. I’m trying to control the damage by spot cleaning. I made a few mistakes which were easy to correct, this is such a free flowing project, I want to make more quilts like this! I’ve seen some using printed fabrics but I find they’re not as striking. I may gift this to a friend in the hospital with serious head trauma, I’m hoping it’ll stimulate his brain. Hospitals have no colour and in general, depressing.
In cheerier news, look what I received in the mail today!!
This is a little order from Sew Lux Fabric & Gifts, how cute is the packaging?! And the cuteness doesn’t stop there!
My fabric choices were a real ying-yang moment, the first is a very feminine curated bundle by Jennie of Clover and Violet, aptly named “Waiting for Spring“, all of which are from the Honey Honey line. The colours are soft and gentle, very feminine and girly.
This is the first time I’ve purchased anything from Sew Lux Fabric and really appreciate the care and detail they put into their packaging.