Last post, I talked about getting sidetracked with color and Kaffe and new ideas. Now, it’s time to step back from the computer and the sewing machine. Time to take a break–a real one. It will probably be hard to completely forget about next month’s deadlines and projects, the things that need doing in order to catch up completely. Somehow, I’ll manage.
It’s important to turn off the gadgets, to leave the house and to spend time with friends and family. It’s good to keep perspective. Summer is the right time to do it, I think. So, to tide you over until next week, I’m going to share other prints from Jane‘s Enchanted collection.A particular favorite of mine is the print on the left, Damask. It’s made for fussy cutting. For Market, I made my Elizabeth tote (free pattern at MakeItCoats) in the green/black colorway.It’s a big enough bag to give the design all the room it needs to show off. Fussy cutting is more than precision cuts. It’s also about careful selection of the design element. Besides centering the print on the bag, I paid attention to the top of the bag where the handles attach. The deep “V” of the yoke highlights this area further, providing an opportunity to achieve dramatic effect without doing any hard work.
We often focus on small pieces for fussy cutting. But there’s no need to stop there! Large prints can be fussy cut in all their glory. Just choose an appropriately sized project for the scale of the print. Easy peasy!
I’ll be back in a week with a giveaway. Yes, you read that right. A giveaway. A very generous one too, I might add. So get your creative gears turning. I’ll see you soon!