For this one, I used 3 of the colors in the palette – light gray, blue gray and black. I call it ‘Blue Stairs’. It’s 14 inches square.
I used my favorite freezer paper (FP) piecing technique that I teach in my Circles workshop.
Here’s a brief explanation of the technique, referring to the photos below:
- I draw my design on FP and cut the pieces apart on the lines. I press the FP pieces to the back of each fabric, and cut the fabric with a seam allowance.
- Then I reassemble the pattern by overlapping the seam allowances. Working from the back, I stitch in the gap between the paper templates.
- Then from the front, I trim each seam allowance very close to stitching. This leaves raw edges, which I covered with thin black bias tape.
I’m really enjoying this mini challenge, and I have a few more ideas, but I really need to tear myself away and work on another project that is due by the end of January.
Take a look at all the entries that have been submitted to the Minimal Mini Challenge. I’m sure there will be a lot more added in the next couple of days.