Okay seriously I don't know how you guys with kids do it. We have a 2 year old staying with us temporarily and it is taking a serious toll on my sewing time. Maybe it's because she isn't mine and I don't feel like I can discipline her the way I would my own child but I find it's easier to just not sew with her in the house. So I am really behind on my hobby. It is after all just a hobby and the only real commitment I have to hold to is my round robin group. Admittedly I have been slow in completing these and getting them on to Dee but lucky for me she is quick and doesn't grumble at me too much for being slow. Although I am determined to do better when things get back to normal.
For this round Susan had asked for a yellow and gray color scheme but had left the design elements completely up to use. Nichol added in a few colors with the introduction of her fabrics in the triangles. So I went back to mostly gray and yellows so that the color scheme would stay strong but I did keep one fabric that tied in the other colors Nichol used. I wanted something that would offer nice juxtaposition to the sharp angles of the triangles. A friend recommended I use circles. And with that I was off.
I used a CD to cut out the circles which worked pretty well overall. There were a few places where my circles weren't perfect as I was cutting multiple layers at one time. Overall I thought it worked well though. One thing I would recommend when doing applique by machine, remember to change to your zig zag stitched. Okay so I'll admit I sewed down four circles for my smaller sides and then walked away from my machine. When I came back and was walking back through getting my machine set and I changed my stitch I suddenly realized, duh that's why that wasn't working like I thought it would. I had forgotten to change it from a straight stitch to a zig zag.
I'm already working on my round for April and should have some progress to show you a little later this week along with a Farmer's Wife Update.