On New Year's Day I spent the day in my PJs fussy cutting for a couple projects. I mostly fussy cut for Rosette #1 of Katja's Millefiore project. A lot of people are working block by block from the center out but I wanted to take advantage of my fabric so I'm kinda working willy nilly on mine.
I started with this...
and ended with this!!!! Swiss Cheese!
|I think there is still a lot of potential left in this fabric for all the small bits left to make for rosette #1|
I played with templates for quite a while trying to decide where to put what shapes and finally just decided to start with the center.
From there I picked an element I liked and played to see how I could use it best with the remaining shapes while also laying out the pieces so that I could see how they would play together. And then I decided to stop fussy cutting and do some basting so I could see how the pieces were really playing together w/out seam allowances. There isn't a huge difference but if you look at the center block above and below you can see a slight difference.
|One would think after a special trip to the city to buy a new cutting mat that |
someone would take the time to clean the cutting table and get rid of the old mat...
I've still got a bit of basting the rest of these bits before I do more fussy cutting but EMT renewal class (almost 6 months at 10-15 hours per week with class/travel/homework time) starts this week so I have no idea how much I'll actually be getting done during the week. Think the teacher would have a problem with me hexing during class?