I have never really enjoyed maths. Calculations even less so. Midway through trying to map out my own (oh such a clever idea) design I was feeling distinctly underwhelmed in terms of the happiness and satisfaction.
I ditched the attempts at recreating using ruler and pencil. Back came the favoured tailor tacks. Fold everything in half, then again and the combination will result in guaranteed even design placement. Wish I had figured this out before spending a rather frustrating evening! anyway, what an earth am I doing and talking about?
If you had a recent peak in my current and future plans page you might have seen this:
It’s based on a roman mosaic I saw in Tunisia. Beautiful things, and easily adaptable to a quilt design. Courtesy of some help from a very kind neighbour, I got this designed on a computer, much quicker than my slow and clumsy attempts by hand. Thanks to the feedback on my favourite source of wisdom and advice, Patternreview, I am going to use bias tape for the lines instead of giving myself a migraine cutting it all out.
I decided to be sensible (for once) and make a to scale version as a pillow cover first to see how things worked out. Which resulted in the above mutterings. However, I now finally have the reverse appliqué done (hooray) and can shortly start on the bias tape. Wish me luck……