This month it was foundation piecing chosen by Sew Happy and "boy oh boy" did we have some fun......well if you call it fun having to unpick almost as much as you sew.
The original pattern came from Charise and she even gave you a hint on how to sew it together. I have done quite a lot of foundation piecing, so thought it would be a piece of cake.....how wrong could I be!
I started as instructed by cutting up the pattern
|this was the easy bit|
I then started to sew but forgot to add the 1/4" seam allowance for joining to the next piece of pattern...... unpicking began!
This piece took hours and hours....I am kidding not, in fact I am surprised there is any pattern or fabric left
|Not quite together but it will fit|
The rest should be a breeze ....... don't be fooled by what looks simple ..
this was probably the only bit that didn't have any reverse stitching to do
|you still had to be careful with that little strip at the top|
but finally I got it together
Now how to quilt.... I decided to quilt pebbles as I wanted to disguise all the seams.
|What do you think?|
To say this one was a challenge would be an understatement, but I am thrilled with the results and I love the banter between friends.
Onwards towards the next one. Dee has an idea for September, can't wait!