Last week I set aside my only sewing day to test out a potential pattern. My goal was to come up with something fun to add to my new class, Color Intensive. This class is not really about sewing patterns. It's about color composition and fabric choice, but including a few happy patterns is a must, right? Right.
Well, it started out promising enough.
Rainbows. Tiniest scraps ever. Improv piecing. Yay.
Then I cut my rainbow band with a spoke from my Wheel Quilt pattern, elongated to avoid curved piecing at the tips. They were mighty cute, but too few.
Sooooo, I made another rainbow band, this time out of bigger scraps, like so.
And ended here that night.
Oh, yes, it makes TWO. That was what had tickled my imagination. Opposite rainbow goodness? Yes, please.
The next day...
Scraptacularity? Not quite. I do like how these turned out, but the reality is different than what I had in my head. They are very pretty, BUT
1. The mini scrap piecing is all but lost because the spokes are so small. Might as well have made this all from big scraps as in the second round.
2. It bugs me that I didn't sew the teeny tiny tips together into sharp points. I could see as I was going where I got off track, but lacked the oomph to unpick and try again. I think precision at this tiny scale is only going to happen for me via paper piecing.
I've decided to set these aside to finish after my class launch, when I am in a place to enjoy them, not see them as what they failed to become. I actually know exactly what I'll do with them too!
Happily, that very night I sat down in a cloudy mood and began to sketch and very good things came to be. Will share that vision and details on my new class in January.
eee, Coming Soon!