Tuesday, 27 October 2009

More hexagons


I'm still stitching away cutting into greens turquoises, a little purple then more yummy greens. Last night Tam gave us a surprise by killing a poor little hedgehog in the back garden. Tam never made a sound we heard her walking round the gravel but she never growled or anything, it was one silent attack on the hedgehog which made me furious. I just don't like that dog! Tam got told off and put in her cage only for her to get up to mischief again by stealing cheese from the kitchen!!
Ive enclosed a picture of Scratch while I show the growing hexagon coat idea, I have to keep stitching til the length is about four to five yards across. I do have a Kimono coat pattern idea but Jim and my mum said this would look too bulky so I'm now on the look out for another coat pattern suitable for patchwork particularly hexagons so let me know if you have any ideas or where to look.

Faithx

7 comments:

Pat said...

Sorry about Tam's hedgehog adventure. I'll be interested to see what you find in a jacket pattern that will not look bulky working with hexagons

Jude said...

No, keep it as a sofa, bed cover. After all that work you need to be able to see it as a 'whole'.

Jenny said...

Yes I agree with Jude, too much work to cut up again!

Dolores said...

Hi Faith,
Yvonne Porcella put out ethnic patterns that were simplistic in their pieces. Maybe you can find her books in the library or a second hand store.
http://www.yvonneporcella.com/quilts/biography

Here's another one I remember seeing around. http://www.folkwear.com/

Myra said...

You are doing wonderfully on those Hexagons there Faith! Good for you!

Bad Tam! Bad Tam! Not nice.... Poor little hedgehog.....

Beena said...

Boy, that Tam sure is one spirited dog.

There must be lots of jacket patterns you could use, and all would be lovely because of the piecing and great fabric choices you have made. If you use a very thin batting or fleece, and heavily quilt it, I don't think it will be too bulky no matter what you choose. Can't wait to see what you do!

Little Mysteries said...

Wow the hexagons are looking great. What a shame about the hedgehog.