This is Part Two of process details for constructing the made-fabric border on my Tea Towel Challenge project (you'll find Part 1 here.)
We left off here:
Orange made-fabric tumblers with a chartreuse cap and dark blue wedges.
BTW: You don't have to pre-cut the blue wedges, but I find them easier to handle than cutting from the end of a long strip of fabric. Maybe a little more waste is produced this way, but such a huge quantity of trimmings is produced in this kind of project I don't worry about it.
Let's put an orange and a blue together...
... and with the seam done:
I go for a narrow seam on these, under 1/4". Because it's a wobbly line, it's okay if the seam distance from the edge wobbles a bit, too.
Now curve-cut the other side of the blue. I want that tip to stick up into the chartreuse a teeny bit, but not so far it will be lopped off in the edge seam:
Trim the left side of the orange to match the blue:
And sew that seam:
Keep going until you've got a nice section done:
In Part 1, I mentioned reserving some orange made fabric, rather than cutting all of it into tumblers. That's so I could put some fatter bits into the border, rather than making the entire border strips from same-sized parts:
The top and bottom of this still need to be done. They might get more of the same treatment... or not.
What are those blue things anyway: leaves? spikes? thorns? fangs? What do they look like to you?
Labor-saving tip: if you made the leaves/spikes/fangs shorter, the chartreuse edge could be done at the end, all in one strip.
My muse likes me to do things the harder way. She agrees with you BTW, that with this bright border now in place, the center panel is looking a little washed out. Great opportunity for that "new method" part of the challenge: some beadwork will brighten it up, don't you think?