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I think it look absolutely wonderful. Love the color/ fabric combination.
Total understand the dislike of raw edge, but sometimes you just have to go with it.
Love this! Might need to steal this idea.
it was very easy. I looked at several videos & blogs that were helpful, though there wasn't one particular.
A couple of additional notes though. The mechanisms at hobby lobby seemed a bit pricy and no better quality than just purchasing one of Walmarts and taking it apart - I used this one as I already had it. It h ad 6 tiny screws to remove and then the mechanism was just a small friction clip - easy. Taking the hands off required fingernails but I did modified it several times and they didn't bend but I was careful.
I also discovered you definitely will need to put some sort of support to keep the mechanism level & secure on the back, otherwise it droops and the hands rub the fabric. One blog suggested a thin strip of wood which I used. At first I just used hot glue thinking the mechanism was so light it would be ok, but it still sagged with the weight of the battery.
I did not quilt mine, figuring the black fabric wouldn't show the quilting anyway. I used tear away stabilizer on the back to help with the zigzagging so it is pretty stiff. I then stretched it over an inexpensive canvas frame from Hobby Lobby.
How fun. Very colorful and cheerful!
Love it! When I saw the fabrics you were going to use, I wondered. Should have trusted you. It looks great. I misunderstood your post of where that multicolored diamond fabric was going to go.
thanks Cathy. I am discovering that the hands don't show up as well as I wish (old eyes). I have some silver spray paint - I'm thinking of trying that but I'm a little nervous that they won't work as well if I do. either that or I may get a different mechanism with brass colored hands. I think I probably shouldn't have used the black checkered fabric. But I've had it in my stash for years and never seem to get to use it though I love it. Ah well.
I agree that adding the weight of more paint might slow down the clock.
Could you find an inexpensive clock mechanism with white hands? I found this artsy clock on Etsy some years ago and while it is not a precise to-the-exact-minute clock, it is good enough for my purpose in the sewing room (As in, "Hey, it's time to think about fixing dinner." ) White hands are very visible at a quick glance IMHO.
hmm, I wonder if just putting a bit of white paint on the tips would do it? somehow when I look at it I feel like I need to squint. Though the black contrasts with the white star in the center, somehow they blend in with the black zigzag outside. I also am thinking the black background is too dark. Or maybe it's just too busy. I need to live with it for a while.