I used the same fabric for the facings this time - boring but it used all the fabric up. Yay! No leftovers!
Today, I made myself another skirt using the same pattern. The fabric is Black Watch polyviscose tartan.
Again, I made the facings with the same fabric.
I do like wearing skirts in the winter - as long as it's not pouring rain or blowing a gale, that is - so these will get worn a lot!
At the weekend, I was playing about with some patchwork and decided to make a disappearing 9 patch. First of all, I made a 9 patch block (3 x 3) with 4½" squares.
After pressing the seams, I cut it in half horizontally and vertically.
I then sewed those 4 mini-blocks together in a row. The centre square (green spotty) becomes corner-stones on a row of white sashings.
When I made the original 9 patch, I placed all the outside corner fabrics with their patterns facing like this:
This means that, when they're put in a row, those corner fabrics are all facing the same way. Cool, eh?
I worked out how many more squares I needed and promptly got them all cut. Well, to tell the truth, I only had the whites and the centre squares to cut as all the others came from my boxes of 4½" squares.
The best bit about joining these 9 patch blocks is the corner squares can be chosen completely randomly as you're going to cut them all apart again to join them in rows. That's when the "random" will be done a bit more carefully!
Now for a laugh. Every year, I always manage to miss at least one Christmas decoration. This year it took me until this weekend to find the one that got away!
To be fair, this door is never closed and it only got pulled to at the weekend by accident! So, it's not as if the door angel been hanging in clear sight! That's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL