3 December 2015

Patchwork

Having 'done' the big patchwork I'm surprised to find I'm still 'in the mood' to do another. This time I do have an idea of what I'm aiming for - a small cloth for an occasional table in our living room.

The last one which I did many, many MANY years ago was made using tiny hexagonal pieces and I fussy cut some of those to highlight certain parts of the print. This really appealed to me as it was only recently, whilst researching for the last project, that I learnt that the way I'd done that cloth was using fussy cut - as far as I know in 'those good old days' it didn't have a name!!!

Anyway, here are a few pictures of progress so far.  The last picture is where I am at the moment!




12 comments:

  1. Wow, Jane, that's fabulous. Are the motifs appliqued, or carefully chosen parts of the fabric?

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    1. Carefully chosen fabric from my stash with the individual motifs cut out. Wastes some fabric but well worth it for the results I think.

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  2. This is lovely! - something I have never attempted, nor do I wish to, but I can appreciate other people's work.Is it all hand-sewn?

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  3. Are all of those flowers appliquéd? This is going to be an awesome piece of patchwork!

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    1. No, not appliquéd. Just chosen carefully from the fabric. Wastes some but worth it, I think.

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  4. Love the term & really worth the little wastage ! Eager to see what lies in future ...

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  5. Oh wow!!! That is great!!! :)

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  6. I am amazed how far along you are on this great table mat! Very attractive colors and placement! You are as fast with your hand sewing as you are with a tatting shuttle! I really like the fussy cutting, as it is a great way to have an appliqued look! And I imagine the hand sewing is actually easier than machine piecing - not to mention being portable. I have a small stash of fabric around here, and you're giving me the incentive to do something with it!

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  7. Charming, Miz Jane!

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  8. That's a lot of fussy cut :)

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  9. you have such a good eye for composition. that looks awesome

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