Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Last fall, it was the Blooming Nine Patch that took months to complete. (I'll admit to having lots of distractions, as well as the more complex design)  This fall, I took the Stack and Whack class.  I've wanted to take it for a long time, and missed the last time it was offered.  This is a Kaffe Fassett fabric, I believe it's called Persian Vases.  You stack eight identical repeats of a fabric, and then cut your pieces though the layers.  Resulting in a kaliedescope effect.  I put together my first one, with my setting fabrics, and it's a misshapen mess.  So, this will take a long time to finish, and I'm sure that there will be many, many distractions along the way.
I feel like I'm always overcommitting myself.  I take on projects that I don't have time to do to my satisfaction.  Lucky Penny will be represented in three shops starting this week, and again, like this time every year, I find myself short on inventory.  I suppose it's a good problem, but I need to be more disciplined about resolving it.

1 comment:

Theresa said...

I really love how those stars look. Wow! Great fabric choice!

I loved this project, but it was so much work! When I did mine, I found that the sewing took a lot of concentration... I could do maybe one a day -- and that was before I had Z. Even then, the centers of the stars were a little wonky on a number of them, but, the truth is, your eye really doesn't see that unless you are looking at things really up close -- it seems like your eye wants to make everything nice and circular and matchy from a distance.