Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Glory Boxes Sweatshirt
Ta-da! I think the gold and orange-brown are great colors for the dark green sweatshirt. If I was to do this again, I might choose colors not quite so bright or a little less contrast. The gold star nearly leaps off the shirt.
Nonetheless, I think it looks pretty cool! Its got that whole 3D ribbon, Celtic cross look to it, which was the effect I was hoping for when I picked the pattern.
In the end, I hand-stitched it. Adding temporary white filler pieces during construction worked so well, I decided to try the same to the outer edges. I sewed on strips, ironed the seams in, and then ripped out the stitching. It left me with a square block with finished edges. Wonderful!
I sprayed the back with 606, ironed it in place, and then hand-stitched the edges down. The hand stitching went pretty slow - I swear baby quilt bindings whip together faster than this. I repaired a few seams that suffered my overzealous application of the seam ripper when removing the white fabric. As I was doing the very last bit of stitching I noticed one inside square was a bit more skewed than the rest. I must not have ironed the adhesive enough and it came loose while I was working it. Ugh. I'm sure no one but me will notice the misalignment. The crafter always sees flaws in their own work.