Friday, July 03, 2009
I'm again making the center medallion for prize ribbons to be given at our guild show. This year I'm paper piecing a block to be formed around the cardboard circle, and then surrounded by a rosette of the fabric shown with fabric and ribbon streamers. There will be eighteen medallions in all, three for each of the five categories and three special ribbons. Given my feeling about paper piecing, this qualifies as chore sewing. My goal is to get this done early next week and turn to something else. I'm still tweaking the fabric choices and the best way to make a smooth edge. Neither one of these is quite ready for prime time.
I tried Dritz Wash Away foundation paper for this project. It washes away beautifully, but causes some puckering. That might be less of a problem in a larger block where the seams make up a smaller percentage of the total area. Puckering or not, it sure beats tearing away little bits of paper! I'd recommend it.
Happy Fourth, everybody. If I had a sample of the white ribbon done, wouldn't that be patriotic?