2 November 2015

Patchwork


Now before I left planet England for planet Canada I'd decided to use up some of my stash of fabric by doing some patchwork. When my oldest daughter was small and we were very poor I made her a quilt cover and I've always returned from time to time to make smaller cloths etc out of patchwork. As the bags in my Etsy shop are plenty and slow to sell I thought I'd turn my energy to this craft once again.

The hunt for my templates started - and stopped before I left on the trip. Stopped because they were nowhere to be found!!!! I bought some papers from a quilt store (heaven on earth) while I was in Canada as I thought it was a good idea and I guessed at the size of the missing templates!!!! 

When I got home I decided to have one final look in the drawers in our bedroom (I'd looked there before several times) before going up into the loft to start a major search up there. Well, blow me down - there was the box of little stinkers right under my nose - exactly where I'd looked before!!!

This is my progress so far - all hand stitched. Well, actually, as you'll see on the lower picture the pieces are not all stitched yet. What I do is lay them out on the floor (and play with the positioning) before taking a photo and gathering them all up again. That way I can sit back in my chair and follow the photo. I LOVE my iPhone!!!!


8 comments:

  1. This hexagon is my all time favourite, though I have never made a quilt before. Someday I will :-)

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  2. That's a lot of sewing! - I know nothing about quilting, do you put it all together with a decorative stitch? It reminds me of your Diamond Patchwork doily.

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    1. I over sew the edges together, Maureen. I've done a lot of simple patchwork over the years though nothing very complicated!

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  3. I do like the hexagons, although I've never actually tried them myself. I love cathedral window pieces, and some day I will get back to them!

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  4. I’m in awe! It’s beautiful!

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  5. That looks wonderful!!! :)

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  6. Love your colors! I am in a hexagon swap , have not yet started putting them together, don't know what I am waiting on. May hoping the hexagon fairy will come and help me. I was thinking of doing some kind of design but think I just need to start putting them together and just letting them fall where they fall. Guess I might need to make a mother row around each one maybe in a green/brown batik. Might even have to do a ring of color first then the green/brown color. Will have to play with it some first.
    Love what you are doing with yours!!
    Oh have to tell you my cats do not like my tatted Mouse!!! I have found it a number of times on the floor and it needs to see a Dr.!! hehe need to have surgery done. I hope I can just sew it back together. Basically doing the ribs again.
    Sorry for the rant.

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    1. So sorry to hear that your mouse is so lifelike that the cats have 'killed' it!!!! Treat it as a compliment!!!
      I love each stage of doing patchwork so I'm a happy bunny throughout. I had some advice on putting the patches together so am working in groups of three and four at the moment. It's an interesting task.

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