I got straight to work...which meant sitting in my comfy IKEA sewing chair, swiveling around looking at all the fabric in my sewing room, and debating what I should use to 'try' this technique before actually committing to a fabric. I saw peeking out from under a pile of baby fabrics some fantastic bubbles of blues/teals/greens and instantly said 'yep, that's the one!' I know chevron seems to be done in solids...but I like the idea of mixing it up with a patterned fabric! I found perfect reclaimed fabric(a pillowcase/sham set that was given to me a few years ago to be used as fabric) to coordinate. Creamy white with a pale aqua paisley design. PERFECT!
|cutting. gosh, I love having a rotary cutter and self-healing mat...|
|squares marked and ready for stitching|
|detail of the 'light' fabric...before ironing the right way(towards the dark fabric)|
|I really like it!! (and please ignore that bottom right square...need to replace that one...)|
I'm very pleased with the results for my first time actually trying something like this...
Not all of my seams match perfectly, but I love it so much!!! I love it so much in fact, I purchased a 2.5" template so I can do this better when I make more!
Can't wait for the 2nd block to be revealed!