Evening Errors – WiP Wednesday

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.

1235115_10202163910004068_377358314_nFirst to be completed was an owl hotpad pincher, perfect for helping to lift hot pots and pans.

owlpotCoasters 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.

HcoastersI 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.

Hcoasters2After 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.

HBowl1Have 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.

Hbowl2I 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.

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