First I took my Double Fat Jack and turned him into a Double Fatter Jack. He is now big and he is rounded.
I used one of yesterday's purchases to create an envelope back and turned Fat Jack into Fatter Jack the Pillow -
In actual fact, Jack is such a greedy pillow that he is stuffed with not one but two bed pillows. I think I will either have to go out and buy the biggest, fattest pillow I can find or else make one. I am tending to prefer the first option. If they make oversize pillows for the bedroom. Otherwise I am going to have to make one because this is one big pillow cover! It needs a big pillow inside, or two. Bigger than we currently own.
Once the Fatter Jack task was accomplished I really got into the cutting, and sewing and trimming lark. I was on a HST (half square triangles) marathon. But I did it. I produced with barely a procrastinated moment. Which is remarkably good for me!
Fifty of them, made with another of yesterday's purchases - those green fat quarters. I am even more in love with these fabrics than I was in the shop. I set out with a pattern in mind. I wanted to go for the extremely simple design of this -
|I always liked the way the triangles looked once quilted.
|I prefer this to...
|... this one as I like the green square in the middle rather than the white.
|Not really sure about this one.
|Nope, not this one either.
|This one appeals because - well because it does.
|Umm... hmmm... I don't think this is the one for me. But it could be.
|I do kind of like this one too.
Now I am totally confused and know the longer I sit there and play with the various combinations the more muddled my brain will get. Should I go for the original idea of just the small triangles lined up in rows, or one of the other ones? What do you think?