Wednesday, 16 July 2014
After all the excitement of the last few weeks, I am now settling down to more sedate pastimes.
You may remember the sneaky peek of the quilt I posted a few weeks ago. I have now tacked all the fabric onto their paper pieces and I am now starting to sew them together. I brought some fat quarters of fabric back from Australia which I didn't want to cut too small and lose the patterns, so these hexagons are larger than the traditional paper piecing.
I haven't decided exactly what I am going to do, but that is part of the excitement for me. I don't often follow patterns, preferring to see how the quilt turns out, making decisions as I go along. The quilt often makes the decision for me.
This quilt is being made with new fabric, but usually I love using old fabric cut from old clothes. This would have been the only thing available in the early days of quilt making, as clothes became too worn to wear, they found a new life in quilts. They wouldn't have called it recycling then, but they were 'green' without knowing it. I also love the memories held in quilts that are made of your families old clothes.
I will keep you posted on the quilts' progress.
I love seeing all the beautiful crafts by fellow bloggers, you are all such a talented lot!
Back to sewing,