Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WIP Wednesday 6/12/2013

My current project is a wallhanging for a wedding. Fabrics for the wallhanging are leftovers from other things made for the wedding.

How I sometimes make corner triangles:
Start with a square.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric. 

Place the square in the corner, wrong side up.

Sew on the diagonal line.

Do the same to the opposite corner.

Press toward the corner.

Trim away the excess.

Press again toward the corner. Ta-dah!

Blocks laid out on the design wall per bride's design

Added squares of embroidered fabric - some have a flower. Put up all the flower blocks first, then no flower blocks.

Looking for balance - tried alternating flower and no flower. Too many flowers on the right half of the wallhanging.

Trying for symmetry as to flower and no flower blocks - better

Turned flower blocks toward the center of the wallhanging - I'm happy with them now.

Added burlap squares

Added the embroidered name/date fabric (not trimmed to size yet)

Pinned blue and lace corners to burlap squares 

Pinned more lace triangles - I like this better.

Swapped out plain white square for another embroidered fabric square (left of "Fletcher")

I was very happy with this layout, and emailed some of the photos to the mother of the bride, who contacted the bride. They love it, with one little tweak. The bride would like a little blue added to the name/date area. I'm thinking a narrow border, or perhaps a narrow folded flap. I'm working with scraps and there isn't a lot of the blue left. We'll see what I can do.

I'm hoping to finish the wallhanging in a few days.

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