This week I'm working on Laura's traveling quilt. She sent three rainbow rows and requested we add more. Every time she posts a photo of the book she is reading it almost always has a hot mug of tea or coffee next to it, so I knew that's what needed to happen.
|Beginning of Laura's traveling quilt--I'm adding the teacups.|
I used this free tea and coffee cup pattern collection. I love the accuracy and fun patterns you can get from paper piecing, but I hate the massive mess it creates:
|Paper piecing area, low volumes only. Iron just out of the photo on the left. Larger cutting area to the right, covered it bags of scraps to use or put away.|
I tried to only have two colors of fabric out at a time, and then put them away when I thought I was done with them. Since I was using low volume fabrics for the background, they stayed out the entire time and spread out as I searched for the right size or fabric.
My next project I decided to go a little out of my comfort zone with the colors:
|Fabric pull for next project.|
Yellows and pinks, especially together, are not my regular palette, but I have a plan for them and think it will come together nicely! Hoping to start cutting it out today or tomorrow!