Halo 2: A First Look
Halo 2 is underway. I've been working on it for a couple of weeks now. I started by cutting halos and pies. I figured I needed 200 of them and at this point about 150 are pieced into halo/pie units.
When I was cutting pies, every now and then I would come across a fabric that I wanted to have as a center, so I would fussy cut that piece. I knew I would need 36, and from time to time I'd just dig around to find what I wanted. All thirty-six are cut and framed with solids.
Then I started cutting intervals. I needed 200 regular intervals, four corner intervals, and 50 side intervals. I'm still cutting intervals.
When I made Halo 1, I waited until everything was made before I assembled. This time I am doing a row at a time. I have enough variety of intervals at this point to do the first inside row, and that is in progress. Last night I got the top outer row of halos/pies and intervals hand pieced and this morning I machined that row together.
I so love the process.
Here is a close-up of some of the fussy-cut centers. They were so much fun to figure out. The one in the middle is my favorite. Yes, it is Dr. Fauci. I really splurged to get him -- I ordered a FQ from Spoonflower!
Now that Lizzy is nearly three months old and a bit more civilized, I think I can return to machine sewing a bit during the day. I have some paper-pieced triangles that I want to play with.
Oh, and one more thing. If you are making a Halo and would like a Fancy Fussy Fauci center for one of your blocks, let me know, and I will cut one for you.