I WANTED to spend the day in the garden, getting some exercise or something outside and productive, but that is not going to happen.
If the weather were nice, I would dig a new garden plot, plant some early veggies or go Geocaching! Alas, it is not going to happen. Probably for the best because there is a rumor of snow tomorrow and that would not be good for baby plants.
So I am going to spend my gloomy Friday paper piecing!!! YEAH!
Janeen from Quilt Art Designs. This is part of her Springtime designs, perfect on a rainy day, yes?
The bunting is paper pieced from a pattern I bought for placemats.
The wonky spools are a mocked up pattern that I designed...yeah hence them not being perfect. But through the magic of quilt math, they actually came together nicely, just...a little wonky LOL.
The back is a DISASTER of FMQ hehe. I still have tension issues on machine, so what looked like amazing stippling and zig-zags on the front, was a loose loopy mess on the back. I ended up ripping it all out (very easy when it was so loose) and using a walking foot to stitch in the ditch, which came out nicely surprisingly.
The binding is some really cute ribbon I picked up of deer with purple trees on a pink field.
I'm submitting this to Le Challenge #21 --TRADITION
So what better way to represent that than with an old timey sewing machine and spools?
Well that's done
So what to do now? I think some more paper piecing. Today is a good day to listen to OK Computer by Radiohead and mindlessly follow paper piecing!
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