I did the initial cutting for this OBW last fall. Some days you just wanna cut up a bunch of fabric, and OBW yardage stash is good for that. Here’s the source fabric: Kaffe Fassett “Jungle Paisley” in tangerine:
Orange and aqua and paisley and Kaffe, oh my! … Not a chance I could resist! Fortunately, my yen for color coincided with one of Jackie’s sales, so I grabbed a nice 5-yard piece of this from her well-stocked online shop. These 60-degree OBWs require six repeats of a print: for a large KF (or similar) fabric like this the repeat is generally in the 17″-24″ range so that’s around 4 yards. Then of course you want some wiggle room and to have extra for a border or to put on the back.
What you see up top is how the hex units went up on the design wall, mostly at random, just aiming to place each one next to another that it seems to like. This gives me a good look at what I’ve got, which groupings work, which areas haven’t gelled, and the general scale of the whole. Looking at this, I’m happier than expected for a first toss up onto the flannel. I’m going to take probably all of the right-hand side and rotate it down to the bottom, which will require moving more stuff around and deliver something taller and narrower. (In fact, in the time that has passed since I snapped this picture, I’ve already played with it a lot.)
Have you grabbed your copy of this yet?
OBWs are so much fun, you know you want to make one.
Now that this orange one is up on the design wall, I’m ready to cut another. I already have yardage set aside for the next one.
And for the one after that, and the one after …
Anybody interested in a sew-along?