You’re getting this blog early because of the deadline for the Pantone Challenge. I’ll be back to my regular schedule on Sunday, March 30.
The Quilt Alliance’s TWENTY challenge was so much fun last year that when I heard about the Pantone Radiant Orchid Challenge I decided to enter
Luckily I had a pretty orchid color FQ (fat quarter) in a collection of modern solids (came from my smart son-in-law at Christmas!). And I took a piping class with Susan K Cleveland a few years ago where I learned to make little bitty piping. I’d already gotten the Alison Glass green fabric to go with the modern solids, so I was ready to roll!
Using piping to help turn under the edge is one of my favorite ways to applique circles, and I wanted a little extra definition for the edges. I had to make templates (yikes!) to cut the green and, naturally, the print turned out to be directional so I had to be careful how I cut it (double yikes!).
As always, I learned several things making this project. Using templates wasn’t so bad; I made them from freezer paper & ironed them onto the fabric for cutting. And Susan’s method for joining the ends of the piping worked perfectly so you can’t tell where it begins and ends as it circles the shapes. So, it was fun and now it’s done! 😉 Have a good week!