So I gathered up my little squares of different colors and set sail on the world of colors and cotton - a fabric that I do not get to play much with.
Well darn it - my camera does not want to play right - But this is a 2.5 x 2.5 square that I have centered on the top of the Styrofoam ball.
I used a lighter color so you could see how they lay on the first square. Then you use 5 pins to attach them
This is the little squares folded and I put the ornament in a cup to keep it from rolling away from me when my head is turned - sneaky little thing!
AAAAHHH - my little Mocha is keeping an eye on me in her favorite chair. For some reason she knows I do have to sit at the sewing machine with this project. LOL - That is a change indeed! :)
This is her Mama - Blondie. She has just indulged in some new dog food that she really enjoys. :)
Now that I have their approval I can get back to my project. Now I know you have heard me say how I wanted to learn how to sew to help stretch my mind and hopefully keep it fit. This project is one of those that will do exactly that . It is a fabric puzzle and I bet if I was a quilter - like so many of you talented friends - it would go easier for me. You all already know about attaching little puzzle pieces and how to sweet - talk them into lining up right.
Both ends are suppose to line up like this all the way around the middle.
Now I can see how they little pieces are suppose to line up and of course mine are a little wanky! I will attempt to take a few loose and realign them.
So, I decide to go back to cutting some more pieces and I start with the 2.5 inch rows. This will give me a little head start the next time.
This is my first and I still have to tackle the trim around the middle and some kind of attachment so it can be hung up. I am attempting to make these ornaments with fabric that will relate to something that the recipient loves in their life.
This one -the black fabric has chickens and the yellow is the chicken wire design. Since this is my first attempt it will be mine -mine-mine. :)
Well, I better scoot off of here as we have just had a thunderstorm stop int. :)