Saturday, 31 December 2016

Latest Project

Traditional Patch work

with a hint of modern

For a new grand child, Hugo, at Christmas.
I have never made anything with machine patchwork before!

Having injured my right ankle a few weeks ago it is too soon to spend time at my floor loom to complete long awaited projects, but short bursts on the sewing machine, in the warmth of our house seemed like a great way to relieve the frustration of not creating something. so with the idea of 'disappearing square' traditional patchwork blocks,  off to the fabric shop, 'Threads and Patches', I went.

I needed to choose 9 coordinating fabrics for the patchwork and two others for the main ground and elephants. I spent quite some time looking at the fabrics!
A new rotary cutter and transparent ruler made the job of cutting the squares so easy! I was pleased to have made the investment. Double sided iron on vilene made the correct placement of the elephants a breeze, but could I control my sewing machine around the curves?!!!!!
I worked on the project for three days and had made all the squares and sewn them together 3 x 5.
then I realised that I hadn't enough fabric for the edge binding, so off to another favourite shop, this time in Leighton Buzzard. They had just the thing along with the correct weight of wadding.

Only a couple of days after its completion and just before Teddy's third birthday, I took the quilt to Cranleigh. Fingers crossed! Would the family like it?
'Perfect' was the reaction and surprise at it being finished so quickly. 

My next patchwork project, I hope, will be a cot quilt for grand-daughter Martha who will be one year old 8th January 2017. I'm looking forward to it!