Friday Night Sew-In, hosted by Handmade by Heidi and Crafty Vegas Mom. I took the opportunity to start working on my Colour My World Challenge and made some very good progress. Must have been because red is such a stimulating colour, eh?
Not sure how well you can see this, but here's my sketch for this month's red piece:
I'm trying to play with values of red so I chose eight red fabrics to make the main octagon block. Putting the strips side by side, it seemed to progress nicely from light to dark in my value viewers. However, once pieced together in the hexagon, I find there's quite a big jump between the white and red leaf print and the red and white leaf print. Oh well, I'm still really happy with it so far.
I started by tracing the centre hexagon, cut it out and then in half. I then paper pieced each half before sewing them together.
|Centre hexagon, paper priced with |
triangles of red fabrics
|Swirling red octagon|
|Chop Suey strip sets|
Thanks Bobbi and Heidi for hosting such a fun FNSI!
Hope you are all having a great weekend!