Hey Everyone, welcome back to Stitch Along Sunday.
The third week of January has arrived along with the third instalment of this month’s Stitch Along. January Week 2 I fused a whole bunch of little pieces to the background and then did some free motion zigzag overtop to keep them in place. It looked a lot like a wreath when I was done.
I don’t think it is going to look like a wreath when I finish up today.
Adding the blue
The rules said to cut the small blue square into a shape of a circle so that it will cover the centre of the background piece. I cut mine free hand with the rotary cutter so it is no where perfectly round.
Once fused to the background I free motioned quilt all over the piece and outside the lines to cover the edges of the circle. I picked the thread back in Week 1 which is a variegated high sheen polyester. The stippling police would have a grand old time with me today as I crossed over the lines continually.
Cutting it up
Yep, you read right we are going to be cutting it up. I told you the wreath wasn’t going to stay a wreath.
The large blue square and the background piece have each been cut in half on the diagonal. I layered them to do that.
With the background piece a line was drawn down the centre of the triangle from the corner. I used my white Chaco Liner from Clover to draw the lines.
Four more lines were drawn, 2 on either side of the middle line. One at the 4″ mark from the centre line and one at the 6″ mark.
Then it was time to cut down the 4″ and 6″ markings to yield five pieces – all varying sizes of triangles.
Once again on the blue piece I made a line at the centre. This time I used the red chaco liner so it would show up. Two more lines were drawn at the half way point down the sides. All the lines met in the same spot.
This time the cutting was done on all the drawn lines.
Well, it looks like I am done what I have to do for this week. There is only one Sunday left in January so I wonder what it is going to end up looking like. I guess I’ll just have to be patient and wait until next week to find out.