To celebrate the new year I thought that I would clear out one of my UFOs. It was going to be my photograph for the WIP for next Saturday's Scatterday but it didn't really qualify as a WIP as there has been
almost no progress on it for a few year. I have included here step by step photos for anyone wanting to make their own. It is a lovely take anywhere hand project.
|You will need six circles and twelve leaves.
Trace around the templates and then add seam
allowance before cutting out the fabric.
You will need to make six of the following sets.
|1. Fold the circles into quarters and mark the quarter points on the circle edge.
2. Match the end points of the leaves to the points as shown and stitch in place, reinforcing at all of the corners.
Take care - do not start at the end points as this will make it a weak point. Start a short way from the corner, stitch out to the corner, turn around stitch to next corner, reverse for short distance and then finish with a double stitch.
You will need to make two of these sections.
Take two of the circle/leaf sections and sew them together along that central seam which you stitched earlier to separate the original piece into two parts. You need a longer needle for this as the puffy leaf sections keep getting in the way.
|You have the choice here. When I first started to make these balls I would sew two sections together firstly and then add the third section. Later though I started to sew all three sections together at the one time. The choice is your own.