My September Stitch Along W1

Posted by Ruth on 7 September 2014 | 0 Comments


Stitch along this week is very easy for me seeing as I already pulled fabrics out for the instructions a couple of days ago. I used one of the six fabrics from the selection. It was the batik with butterflies and dragonflies on. 

Dragonfly and Butterfly batik

I then selected six plain fabrics to go with it.

bright colorful plain fabrics

And this pale lemon as the background.

pale lemon background fabric

Seeing as I had all my fabrics selected, I thought I would get to with the cutting. You can do it now or wait until next week when we'll also begin stitching. Here is what I did:

From my multicolored fabric cut ONE 4 1/2" x 11" rectangle.

Multicolored fabric cut

To make this a little more fun I made up some rules for cutting the 6 plain fabrics. 

  • Select your two favorite colors and cut ONE 2" x 8 1/2" strip from each

    I like blue and orange - they look great together

  • Next select from the four remaining plain colors the two colors that least go together. Cut ONE 1 x 6 1/2" strip from each. I chose pink and purple, not that they don't go together, but they were just the least I liked I think because they are quite close in value so not enough contrast.

    My least favorite combination

  • From the last two plain fabrics cut ONE 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" strip from each.

    last two strips left

Note: It really doesn't matter which fabrics you choose for each set. This is just a little fun to see where they end up.

Now from the background fabric you will need:

  • TWO 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips
  • FIVE 1" x 8 1/2" strips

    a total of seven strips

  • ONE 4 1/2" x 11" rectangle
  • TWO 1 1/2" squares
  • TWO 1" x 2 1/2" rectangles

    five more background sections

That's it! See you in the Gallery.

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