Hope you noticed the 1 in today’s title – first patchwork and quilty thing sewn and made. I don’t know if I’m completely sold on patch and quilting just yet but let’s be positive and reckon on there being at least 2 at some point in the future.
A simple cushion cover in three different fabrics.
Good grief, 1/8th” out on my stitching line and Yvonne (my teacher) rolls her eyes and sighs heavily – I know what she’s thinking: she’s saying “These dressmakers! Duh! They know nothing….”
I can see now that it’s finished that I could have shifted some of the squares around for better symmetry but then symmetry has never been one of my strengths.
Anyway, I now have to decide what to make next. Remember me saying I had enough clothes, and that’s the reason I’m quilting? Well I’ve decided to make a scarf. Does that count as clothing? Yvonne pointed out to me this week that I’m not supposed to make things that I can wear but I’m determined to infiltrate this coven of quilters with skirts and scarves, maybe the odd dress or pair of trousers – expand their horizons a bit.
My plan is make a sampler scarf of eight 9″ X 9″ squares, all with different patch work patterns that will test my skills and improve my technique (lots of room there). Then I’ll sew all the squares together, quilt them to a plain backing, bind the edges and fling it round my neck.
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And this shall be my colour scheme
Then I’ll buy 2m of matching fabric and make a skirt! It’ll feel like coming home.
Meanwhile, I need a cushion for my cushion cover…….
Thanks so much for all your encouraging advice and compliments on the last two posts. I really appreciate that you take the time to do this and apologise for not replying to individual comments. Be assured that I read every one and acknowledge your wise words, expertise and experience. Thank you.