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.
First to be completed was an owl hotpad pincher, perfect for helping to lift hot pots and pans.
Coasters were next on the ment. I went for something a little less whimsical this time partnering some fun black and white prints with a scroll work black background.
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.
5 thoughts on “Evening Errors – WiP Wednesday”
Love the owl! So cute.
The owl hotpad is sooo cute! Perfect for fall!
Love all the Halloween projects, but I especially love the owl! Super cute – thanks so much for sharing and making me break out in a huge grin 🙂
So cool – I love your fabric choices, especially the bats!
I love your owl – very clever!