I started a little experiment with some dresden plates. I started with this one. I've always wanted a color wheel for my studio, so what a better way to do it than in fabric. It was going so swimmingly until I sewed the last piece. This baby didn't want to lay flat...not even close. So, with Wanda's help I resewed a few of the seams taking a little bit off on each one. It finally was flat after a bunch of tweaking. These are a lot harder than they look.
The dresden plate practice had a purpose. I had a quilt idea in my head using these little plates. So, I though maybe the second time would be the charm. So I made this little pink one. Nope, same problem. It wasn't flat either. More tweaking. I've got a third one cut out. What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment. I'm going to keep trying. I do love how they look.
I would like to applique the color wheel onto some white fabric, but with the trouble I had making that little circle for the center, I'm not sure I'm up to it. Any suggestions from the applique wizards out there. What would be the best way to tackle that so it actually looks like a circle?
Last week I won a giveaway at Katie's blog, Sew Katie Sew. This is what arrived yesterday. She sent some great fabric, some vintage too, and look at those buttons, how cool are those? Thanks Katie. Can you see some of your fabric in the next picture?
I finished these for my mom's birthday. I'm posting about it cause she saw them yesterday. Way too much peeking going on around here. I'm torn...work of art or potholder? I'm really leaning towards the work of art. One might have to be because it only has one layer of batting...oops! I wouldn't let her take them home yesterday until I got a picture. And how about those grommets...they're my first ones. Not too hard and love the look.