This is an important day.
I have finally rested upon a decision for the Bai Jia Bei pattern!!
I like this pattern because it allows me to play with color as well as use a whole lot of varied fabric while I am at it! Perfect for this 100+ Good Wishes Project.
I was a little concerned about having to do some "applique" with this project. In spite of my fretting, I decided that it was time to give the pattern a test run. My wise grandmother always warned me regarding sewing patterns: "Don't Read Ahead" and that helped out a lot today. I took it step by step - and it really wasn't that bad.
The fussiest part about the pattern is getting the heart "cleft" all nice and curvy. This is done with a cardboard template thingy and the "gathering stitch". Very cool sewing skill...but a little too difficult for me to explain. I still can't believe that I got it right.
Today I used fabrics that I actually sent as exchanges & I like how they paired up. This quilt will be comprised of Seventy Seven 4 1/2 inch blocks. Small, but I think that I could do a bunch at a time while I watch Oprah or something.
This is TOO cool. I am really-truly on the road with the Bai Jia Bei. Finally.
*I think that this qualifies me for the "Get Your Craft On" challenge because this month is all about the Heart.