Thursday, 11 June 2015
In a couple of weeks time, I have another sewing day with my friends, and also a few days away during the school holidays. I have decided I need a hand sewing project to work on while I am away. So after spending a fair bit of time googling different EPP projects, I decided to make this pillow, using these free templates.
I selected my fabrics ( I have since added another couple to this original pull) and started preparing the templates, and then came to to a halt. I couldn't work out what colour the diamonds and the half octagons block edging should be.
After playing round with some different backgrounds, I have pretty much decided that the diamonds will be grey, which picks up on the grey in the centre octagon, and also makes the colours pop a little more. (Then I start second guessing myself and wondering if I should use a combination of all three ....) I am thinking the edging pieces will be the shot berry fabric in the middle of the fabric pull photo.
So now there is just lots of template cutting, and basting to be done, ready to have an away from home sewing project.
A question about needles - I like to hand stitch with quite a fine needle, however they all seem to have very small eyes and I struggle trying to thread them, especially at night. Can anyone recommend to me a brand of fine needles, that aren't too short with a large eye, so that I may see more easily what I am trying to thread.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.