Over the past week my sewing space has turned into a major hive of activitiy and juggling acts as I work on various items for some of the swaps I have signed up for recently. This week it was the turn of my Halloween Sewing Swap items to go under the needle.
I couldn’t resist adding a little more colour and fun to the backs with some fussy cut Stitchy Witchy Haunts fabric. I’m not quite sure about the quilting, I think some of it needs unpicking and restitching.
After the coasters I decided I would try my hand at making a fabric bowl. I opted for one with a pentagonal base, English paper piecing style. I cut out my base and used Decovil interfacing in place of paper as I feel this will give the finished bowl good stability. I then went on to select fabric for my sides, again lining the pieces with Decovil. I though that alternating panels in Delightfully Frightful Candy and Spot On Tangerine would work well.
Have you spotted my mistake yet? I didn’t until I started to whip stitch my panels together on the train to work this morning. It wasn’t going to be possible to alternate panels properly when working with a pentagonal base. So I managed a quick dash back to the chopping board this afternoon and now I will be making a bowl with multicoloured sides.
I should be annoyed at my silly mistake, but I’m not. I’ve put the left over panels away for now and as soon as I have time I’ll add a few more to them and make a bowl for myself, perhaps hexagonal based so I can try out alternating panels after all.
Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for Work in Progress Wednesday. Hope to see you there.