Every time I sew I have to move this pile off my sewing table, so believe me, the project is still top-of-mind for me! In the pile you can see:
- Some of the Month 5 units, still in their baggie,
- Some fused practice circles, which I probably could throw out now,
- Fabric strips and templates for my remaining Month 2 paper-pieced blocks,
- The assembled ring template for Month 1, which I am going to redo with different colours,
- The paper original for Month 2, which I basically use as a "tray" to move it all neatly.
It has been like this since at least June, maybe longer.
But, while it wasn't sewing, I have done some more planning on Sedona Star this week. Here's my test modification to Month 6:
I always felt that the applique blocks looked a little crowded, to my eye at least. And I know that my satin stitch is going to make them a little bigger. So my idea was to use my photocopier to shrink the appliques. Here I cut out the middle of the template, copied it at 95%, and laid out the shapes in the original sized frame. I am quite pleased with the result! It is a subtle modification, but to me it feels more relaxed.
My plan is to set up the blocks with the paper-pieced borders first, and then just lay out the applique shapes by eye and fuse them all down. This is one time when my low tech sewing room will probably make my life easier! It is nice to have that flexibility sometimes.