I have no clue what the fabrics are. The purple fabric was a fat quarter that my cousin sent me. The white fabric is from JoAnn’s. I used the wrong side (the side the design is printed on) so that the paisley print pops a little more. Well, that’s what I call the wrong side.
The wedges were pretty easy to make, but I think I overstuffed a few so some parts of the ball seem a little…plump. I used a teal colored embroidery thread to attach all the pieces. I had a really hard time with the instructions on how to assemble the pieces together. Every time I tried to sew the four points together, it would look terrible and messy. I’d proceed to rip it apart and then I’d hear Dickson’s voice next to me…”how is this a puzzle ball??”
Finally after many “how is this a puzzle ball” statements from Dickson I decided to search around on how to actually make the ball a puzzle ball. And how to make it easier for me to assemble. So here’s a brief step by step.
You’ll still want to either pop the knot to the inside of the wedge. Or, you’ll want to use the knot-less start. Have the needle come out about 1/4″ from the point (in the purple fabric in this case) of Wedge 1. Go across to Wedge 2 and insert the needle into the wedge. Then the neele should come out of the point of Wedge 2 and then into the point of Wedge 1. Then come back out from where you started in Wedge 1, completing a loop. Loop around three or four times for strength. Bury your knot at the end. Repeat with the other wedge pieces until you have completed all 3 circles.