The jewel wall hanging was roughly laid out and I liked it. I was just about to sew the last couple of sections together when I tripped on the fact that it had changed shape. duh! All the sewn seams went somewhere! lol Sew- I got out my handy dandy proportions tool and figured out what I needed to do to make it pleasing and fit the space. The magic size is 36 inches by 48 inches. I had to rip a couple of seams and add in some length. I hope I don't lose too much in the quilting because I could only cut it with two extra inches. I pressed all the seams open and I see a couple of ripples towards the bottom that I sure hope won't be a problem for MQing.
It seems quite large but I'd already pieced a lot of the triangles so this is what works. I hope the Rooster doesn't crow(K) too much if I ask him to raise the new nail holes. :0 I shall leave this pinned up while I think about it and decide how I'll quilt it. Tomorrow I have a chance to take in Nina's walking foot for reassembling. She's the machine for the job!
I played a bit with the left over triangles. Do I need another project? NO! Do I need to keep more scraps?? NO!!
These triangles look odd to me, up side down! lol But I got this wee place mat done in record time and the few pieces of fabric put away. I was stomping! It'll be a MQing practice piece.
I spent a goodly amount of time tripping over piles as I looked for my fabric stamped tea cups. After a significant clean up I was still stumped. AH! I unrolled the kitchen fabric and there they were, positioned and ready for tweaking! The bonus was that I found a perfect stripe for the kitchen decor!
Lots of math which kinda worked out. Next my stripe. I decided a binding wouldn't work. I am an asymmetrical gal so I wanted it on one side. I was determined but I ended up taking off both sides and having some Pooh time. Think, think, THINK! Oh, bother!
I may be kicking against the pricks here! ;~)
You can see I'm getting desperate as I sew wanted to have this finished for 'What's On Worktable' Wednesday. I think I will have coffee. :(
While the coffee was sending forth its aroma I thought, "just the taupe stripe?". See, I need to get some darker taupe into the kitchen. It is kinda blaugh. (sp???) This strikes me as the right shade. Ha! I think I will stop jumping up and down and tripping over design decisions and go have coffee and see what ideas The Needle and Thread Networkers might have