My February Challenge

Posted by Ruth on 9 February 2014 | 0 Comments
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Did you check in the new gallery this week? Both Amanda and Kay are joining the fun: Feb Gallery. Did you stitch along today? I put my background together using the shades of black to pale grey. 

I decided that I wanted to create movement by having dark on one side and light on the other. I wanted each fabric to merge into the next so I created a partial checkerboard effect by using one straight strip, two strips of checkers, another plain strip, then two more strips of checkers and lastly another plain strip. I did some math work first to figure out what to cut. Here's what my grid looked like.

Then I cut out the pieces and pieced the checker strips in pairs.

It almost seems I miss calculated, but I'm sure I'm right once the extra seams are taken in. I alternated the seam direction to avoid pinning - I'm not a pinning fan at all!

Now with the pairs together, you can see my math was correct and it's coming together nicely.

All that is needed now is to join the strips together and my background is complete. That didn't take long at all.

Now that I've finished my background, I'm ready for next week. Check back Thursday to find what's next.

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