Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Quilting, Patchwork from Scraps.
Since Ive got back from the fabulous Festival Of Quilts Show, Ive been inspired to get on with one of my projects just screaming out to be worked on. As I'm needing to sit down comfortably to sew, old fashioned paper piecing is just perfect. Ive been going though my scrap bags for reds and oranges to work on one of the square borders on one inch squares. Ive included a photo copy of the Celestrial Dreams project so that you can see roughly what I'm doing. Ive got a long way to go. The bottom square border will be reds and oranges and in my typical style the blocks will be gradual into rainbow colours right up to the top. This is for my own personal lap quilt own bed quilt for when it gets cold and all mine!!
Yesterday I found a fat quarter of lovely fairy frost design in copper. I thought perhaps one of the patchwork shops in another town might have this so Jim drove me there. The shop owners said that they did not have this and that it would never be in stock because the fabric was old fashioned. What a load of silly cobwebs!!
When I looked online at some of this fabric there are some patchwork shops that still sell this (thank goodness). So when I get paid again next week I will definitely be buying some of this for applique trees.
Ive just included one picture from the Festival of Quilts of the gorgeous Grandmothers Flower Garden of hexagons. Keep looking on my blog as I still have lots of yummy pictures to post.