Sew & Tell Friday
Dots & Daisies, Dizzy, Ditzy Dots & Daisies!
The theme this month is Alphabet Mania, and I was assigned D. This seemed like the perfect chance to try out some new techniques from Rebecca Wat's book, A Fresh Twist on Fabric Folding. These petals start with a kind of origami-folded rectangle; with a single line of stitching, it's all transformed into a petal and appliqued down on a background.
For the background, I tried out the crazy 9 patch block tutorial by Jenny B at allsorts. Of course, I can't quite follow directions--I only used 3 fabrics instead of 9, which added some difficulty. But I was fairly happy with the 4 blocks I used for the background.
My main goal was to use as many dots as possible and make the focus as blue as possible because blue is what Peg likes! I would do some things differently, but overall, I think it's fun & pretty, and I hope Peg likes it!
Check out all the great Sew & Tell finishes over at amylouwho's!
- True spring weather (wind, cold, sunshine!).
- The first crocus have bloomed right next to the back door.
- Looking forward to an evening with 20 middle schoolers--confirmation mini lock-in (only until 11:30 pm). They are much more fun than they get credit for.