This is a project I've pondered forever, but it wasn't until a trip to Joanns awhile ago that it bore fruit.
Cause we all know how much I love novelty prints.
Quilting cottons (pretty rough quality)
Of course, when I went back all they had was the fleece, so I had to go online and search for them. It amuses me that I can buy something on their website from the very same store I was just in, something that wasn't on the floor and the staff swore they had never seen.
Okay, I know, working at Joanns can suck the fun out of you. But really? You had all this.
Anyway, online works. Ebay helped. I got a few other pieces, for five prints altogether.
And to break down the whole thing into a simple motif, I went looking for the original poster and instead found this:
Not available on their website anymore, but all visible on their Pinterest
sketched it up a little, redid proportions
reduced it to black and white, put a grid on it in Paint (then did a screenshot to capture grid)
From there, it's just enlarging using the grid system, just like I learned in high school.
Mostly I just sketched it while staring at the grid.
made a big template
assembled the base 'waves'
Oh good god it's crooked. Well, it's crooked for good.
You can see where this is going.
I am going to edge and back it with the fleece and my niece will finally get that Jaws lap quilt I
threatened promised her. Should be done this week.
I am working on a longer post about one piece pants, but it needs more photos and more thinking.
And things are going to slow down sewing wise because I have a big cat to feed at work.
Where every day is Caturday