I finally got a little bit of a system going with the paper piecing and the second set didn't take as long to do as the first set:
The second color for the ornaments is black with gold metallic. I ran out of papers or I would have completed another set. I don't own a light box so I was unable to trace anymore of the papers to make the pieced block. I will trace the remaining pieces tomorrow. I need 15 but will most likely do 18 so that I have a couple extra for mistakes.
Since I finished the above blocks early in the evening and still wanted to work on sewing items, I decided to start tracing this jacket:
I'm working on View 1. Here's the fabric that I want to make this up in:
I plan on using a satin for the lining. I looked high and low for a flannel backed satin but couldn't find it. I really wanted a little bit warmer coat but it should be ok til really cold weather hits. This will be my first coat. I may change the way it is put together and have a real lining instead of the underlining the instructions have you do. Usually, I like to follow the directions the first time I make something and then make changes, it I make it again. If I can figure out how to handle the facing, I may do the lining.
Now, I have three active projects going in the sewing room. That doesn't include the knitting projects. So much to do, so little time. Do you ever feel that way?