This week has been all about the ick. I think I caught it on the way home from Dublin, but it’s been occupying me now for the best part of the last week. I’ve coughed up at least one lung by now, my head hurts, my throat hurts, and I’m running out of clean hankies. Now that the overshare is out of the way, you’ll understand that my sewing productivity has been on the low side! I have been drawing up lots of blocks though, with round 4 of Brit Bee swinging into action, and then I drew up a potential pattern for my Schnitzel and Boo mini swap and had a wibble on that. Next I went virtual fabric shopping for some collaboration projects I have coming up, and after a ridiculous amount of time trying to satisfy my OCD in terms of fabric layout, I sewed precisely 1 strip of charm squares for the class I’m teaching at the Stitchery next month.
Finishes This Week:
In Progress This Week:
This is my potential mini for the Schnitzel and Boo swap. I think it satisfies my partner’s general likes in terms of pattern, but I’m having a total crisis on the fabric front, so maybe you can help me. Her named designer preferences are Heather Ross and Cotton + Steel, and her colour preferences are vibrant fall and scrappy with little pink, no pastels and no dull colours. I’m having a bit of a challenge matching the vibrant fall colours with the fabric designers though, and I think I’m losing my mind! Where I’ve got to is that the circle centres should be fussy cuts of some kind, and the background should be LV scrappy, but what fabrics to use for the star points? I don’t have a lot of HR fabric, and while I have a good selection of C+S, I can’t see vibrant fall in there, mainly due to the lack of oranges and reds. While I don’t mind purchasing some fabric to make this, I can’t even think of where to start! Anyone got any bright ideas?
I think this might be my starter block for this round of Brit Bee, I’m just waiting on some fabric to arrive so that I can sew it up. The colours are a mystery for now ;o)
This is what I managed to sew that 1 measly strip of charm squares from. I did cut all the (not pictured) solid fabric too though, so that’s an extra bonus, right?! The class is completely sold out now though, so I’d better pull my socks up and get stitching…
To Be Worked On This Week:
QN Issue 17 when my virtual shopping arrives
Hope you all have a great week! Linking up with Lee and the gang:
I love the design. I am not helpful on the fabrics. I sure hope you feel better soon.
I love the design, but the colours are more winter than autumn to me. Sorry, not much help!
Wow, gorgeous designs. Sorry I'm no help on the fabric selection. Hope you feel 100% soon.
I hope you feel better soon. Could you pair the teals, rust and dark greens of Cotton & Steel with vibrant solids in yellow and orange maybe?
This will be a gorgeous mini! I'm not a big fan of a lot of the C+S stuff…except for the basics, which I LOVE. Your mockup only has 4 colors (plus white) — you could use a few red and/or oranges, and maybe one of the yellowy greens, from the basics line and I think this would look great.
C+S has some nice mustard-y yellows that are fall and I think the Picnic collection feels pretty fall to me, but you're right, they don't really have the standard fall colors. You could just use fall colors from your stash instead? Your pattern is amazing. 🙂
I would look at the latest Heather Ross collection Tiger Lily. When you described vibrant fall with pops of pink, that was what came to mind. good luck! Whatever you decide, that pattern is going to be amazing! Hope you are well soon.
I love your design for the mini! I'm afraid I can't help with the fabric choices, though, as I'm not very up on fabric designers. Vibrant fall suggests flame orange, golden yellow, crimson and rich brown to me, if that's any help? Hope you're feeling better!
P.S. I also love those stripy fabrics!