Remember the footrest? I've been looking for an excuse to make another one and I found one, Al M's birthday. Unfortunately I didn't finish it in time, but I did wrap what I had completed and asked her to give it back so I could finish it.
First up, I selected about 20 different fabrics. I then cut 64 2 x 24 inch strips and started picking out sets of 8 strips ending up with 8 sets with 8 strips each.
I cut 8 pieces from calico and started to foundation piece the strips to the calico from the centre out. Trimming seam allowances and ironing seams flat as I added each strip ending up with 8 panels that I will sew together, so far I've done four. After this sew the zipper to the base and create the insert for the beans to go into.
The FO? A Mason Dixon Baby Genius Burp Cloth for "The Mo", Al M's little fella. He's a little chucker. Knit using Rowan Denim.