Laurel has asked for us to do a faceted design, in plain colours, no patterns, on a black background. This looks fun! You draw a straight line, then create a triangle, or a quadrilateral from it. Then add another, and let it grow, into an almost 3-D shape. Colour in the shapes, in different colours, until you like what you have, then reproduce in fabric. So I had to have a go straight away.
She recommended using freezer paper, but good old greaseproof is what we get in our house, and I drew, traced and cut out, chose fabrics- I don't have much plain stuff, thinks I. Until I looked out what I do have! And I do have quite a bit. Well, some of it had to be acquired to make blocks in other months- yes I did order the Kona white, and put it in a safe place, though where it is hiding now... I shall have to do that long promised turn out... and I had got some for a FMQ project which failed after a couple of weeks, and so I discovered I had, yellow, purple, blue, green, aqua, amethyst and pomegranate, in fact, very nearly a rainbow to play with.
So this is the result. I hope it is what is wanted.
By the time I tackled the second 'crystal' I worked out that it was easiest to draw the sewing line on the back of the fabric, and then pin and sew.
I am also joining Lily's small blog meet-
Now, I have noticed that I am posting my 100th post. It seems to be a tradition in sewing blogs for there to be a giveaway at that marker. But I am very unsure if my taste runs with other folks, so I shall make the offer- and if no-one takes me up on it, I shall understand.
I recently got some Cosmo Cricket 'Salt Air' charms. They are really pretty, and I would be sorry to let these go, but I also hope someone else may do something lovely with them.
So, if you would like one of these options, tell me which you would like, and why, and, if you have NEVER won anything ( in a blog giveaway) make that a separate entry. Possible two entries.
And I will try to bribe my DD- or one of them- to tell me how to do a random pick. It may be numbers in a hat!
Is that OK ? ish?
I will try to sort this out on Friday of next week, the 7th June, after work so, round 7 o'clock BST.