Wednesday, March 30, 2011
So I pulled out Rita's hexi quilt that I've been ignoring for months. I replaced 8 hexies that were the wrong color before I lost interest in that as well.
So I did some color assignments on tissue paper of the 4 variations of green that I bought for the leaves.
Had I not been so cheap, I could have traced all the leaf shapes onto my light background piece, then layered the light and dark leaf fabrics (right sides together) and the batting...and just stitched away. But as my friends and I used to say in high school "We Super-heroes do everything the hard way."
Once they were all sewn, I cut out all 3 layers with a 1/4" seam allowance, trimmed of the tips and snipped the curved edges. I made a 3" slit in the back of the leaf (where the center stem line will be), turned them inside out and pressed.
Time for me to get back to work....just wanted to post early enough that my UK friends could be impressed with my progress before they headed to bed.
(Editorial note...my cat is more brown than the CH Calico...and the bird is not scheduled to appear on the final quilt.)