Patchwork

In October I went to a patchwork class with the ultimate goal of making a quilt in sections, making a different block design per month and quilt that individual block and eventually be able to join all the different blocks together.

I do make quilts of the patchwork type, but they are not precisely pieced and I wanted to do patchwork ‘properly’.  Not to be….  I realise that I haven’t the patience to get the patches exactly aligned.

If you take a look at the bottom of the vase, you will be able to see part of one of the finished squares, which I have now bound and am using as a type of place mat.

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Moving on …………

Joan and I recently attended a dyeing workshop with Jo Hill, who is a textile artist working from home.  Jo is a member of the Gallery 12 at Eccleshall.

There were just four of us and we had a lovely day. It was good to be with like minded people, who all agreed that whatever we are able to sell, it really only ‘feeds our habit’.  We all admitted to having enough fabrics,  dyes, stamps and stencils etc., etc., to sink a ship.

These are a few of the fabrics once washed and ironed

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Nothing like my usual palette, so I’ll have to give some thought to how I use them, although Joan has challenged us to create a piece of work, any size, using 2 pieces from those we died and have it finished before Christmas!  We’ll see.

Thanks for reading, be back soon.

Marg

 

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Posted on November 16, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Your place mat is lovely, just as it is on its own. 🙂 I like to practice piecing with “OPI” (Other People’s Instructions) in between art pieces…it soothes me in a different sort of way, and eventually sharpens my skills (somewhat). I’ve often said, though, that I make art quilts because I’m a sloppy traditional quilter…!

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  2. Margaret, thank you for your kind words. I will endeavour, when I am in the right frame of mind, to do a little more ‘exacting’ patchwork, but at the moment I am concentrating on Christmas gifts, which I believe you are too. Be well. M x

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