It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here: the Zakka 2.0 Sew Along has started! I have been looking forward to Patchwork, Please! by Ayumi Takahashi ever since I first heard about it. Sewing through this book is sure to stretch me as a sewist, and I am very much looking forward to it.
As a food, I’m not overly fond of bell peppers. Never have been. Leave it to Ayumi to take something I don’t like and make it irresistibly cute. I happened to have some green bell pepper fabric left over from some bags I made a while ago, so I used it as the backing on two coasters. I grabbed a handful of green scraps, a couple batting scraps and seam ripper, and in no time flat, I had them whipped up. Topstitching the curves was a challenge for me, as I was forced to slow down. (I tend to be a speed-sewer, which is probably why I prefer sewing in a straight line.) Even so, I’m pleased with the results and would make these again, if I ever needed a gift for someone who loves bell peppers.