Sunday, 6 March 2016
#6 Focal Point
I took my time with this one. I made sure I measured and cut accurately. My seams are the perfect scant 1/4" and every piece behaved itself. I pressed all the seams open to reduce the bulk on all those intersections and a little spray of starch has kept everything nice and flat. There was minimal trimming to do, just a couple of wispy threads.
I've deviated from the designer's pattern a bit as I wanted that central fabric to stand out, to be my 'focal point' and I wouldn't have achieved that if I had done the hourglass centre, as then my pattern would have been all chopped up. Also, I couldn't use that fabric for my corners because the pieces would have been so small and the pattern would be lost in the seams, so I 've gone for the same tiny pattern on all four corners.
For me, this is my best one yet.