Tuesday, August 2, 2011
One Flower Wednesday... first post
Apparently I am easily frustrated... based on this reaction: "O kay... so what's the deal with not being able to format where the photo goes? Also, I saved it as properly rotated, but Blogger doesn't care, it flips it. Oh this is painful." (a bit dramatic, but there's the juice!) I think I better run the demo & get some of my fabulous blogging friends to give me a tutorial.
Well, at anyrate, live & learn (we can only hope!)
So, I have Fig Tree's fabric line called Gypsy Rose in jelly roll, pre cut 10", and some yardage that I've been using for applique. (When I figure out how, I'll add link or photo of the fabrics I mention.) The jelly roll cut works great with 1" precut hexagon paper templates... so that's what I am using. I've been messing around with different combinations and like the 2 row flowers. At first I was using the dark coral for all centers, but to enable me to use up more of the fabrics, I decided to be scrappier, with differing values as center, row 1 & then row 2... I most likely will use the darkest value brown fabric that has scroll in green & peach for the connectors to lend resting places for the eye.
Because I have a lot of projects going, I am not confident that I'll consistently get 2 row flowers completed weekly, but I'll at least get a 7 hexi flower completed weekly and try to get several of the second rows done each month. Adding row 2 almost doubles the sewing... to make the central flower uses 7 hexi's, row 2 adds another 12.
I really do love this English Paper piecing technique using differing colors... it is an adventure as each piece is added. Thanks for dropping in!