Saturday, August 4, 2012
I have already cut up some shot cotton to go into the hexagon and triangle. I like it. What is so great about the shot cotton is just like batik and hand dyed fabric there is no right side. The front and back look just as good, so it is hard to make mistakes.
I had to draft my own template. At first I cut it all out. I found out as I started to sew that the hexagon template was a quarter inch too big all around. So I had to resize all the hexagons. Next time I draft my own templates, I'll sew a patch together to see if it fits.
I am almost finished sewing the top together. In a way I wish I had more of the green Classic 2011 Kaffe charms to make this a bigger top, but I'll just use what I have and keep it small.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Basketweave 2 is finished. After I finished Basketweave 1, there were some nagging questions about this pattern that I wanted to explore. What if I used stripe fabric to show off the weave effect more? What if I use Kaffe Fassett fabric for the background? So instead of the busy Kaffe fabric as the weave, I swapped it to the background.
I had a lot of leftover squares and scraps of the stripe fabric. I started making 4 patches with the squares an cut the stripe fabric into hexagons. More in my next post...