I waffled back and forth for ages on which pattern to use, because I didn't want to cut up those umbrellas too much. I finally chose a free download, Celebrate, from the Riley Blake site. But to show the umbrellas more, I decided to enlarge the pattern which made for some challenging math. Glad that's over!
It was so easy and fun to sew with the fabric because it's my favorite, and well.. it is so cheery and colorful.
Once the diamonds were done, I had to decide about what to do with the border. No border.. scrappy border.. solid (one fabric)border like the pattern... I tried pinning up a couple of different ideas..
Scrappy strips. And in the end I'm glad I went with the scrappy strips. I really like it. Now I need to choose a backing. Hmm..
Indoor photo..you can see my hub's shadowy arm behind it. :)
Hope you all had a great FNSI and have a great weekend!
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