The last couple of weeks, I have been sewing like crazy! It's been really fun, and a nice sense of achievement. The bag in the last post was a slight deviation, but largely I've been trying to get a few things finished up. A while ago these:
became all of these:
and then stopped right there, until today when they turned into this:
I spent so long mulling over how to join the pinwheels, debating whether to just stitch them with no border, on point - which would have meant a lot of plain space in between each one, before finally settling on simple sashing like this. Thankfully I love it! It's great, and a relief, when it all comes together better than expected, which definitely isn't always the case.
Recently I had a huge sort-out of my scrap drawers, which at least means everything is now stored according to colour. These paintbox pieces have been a work in progress for...years... and are now finished!
I'm so happy to have completed the set. In the end I sized them all to be the same, after accepting that sashing multi-sized blocks would be tricky. Fortunately there is plenty left of the plain fabric used to sash the pinwheels :-)
Lastly, exciting post to replenish the depleted pile of fabric...I don't often buy these kinds of prints, but they were a sale bargain, and I'm sure they will be put to good use. They are really fun pieces for future bag making projects.
Have a great weekend!