I live and craft in England (or perhaps “live to craft...”?). I love colour and I love pretty things.
I must have been a magpie or a butterfly in a previous life, such is my attraction to colourful and shiny stuff (aka, pretty, shiny things).
This blog is my attempt to make sense, and keep track, of what I make.
confessions of a fabric obsessive
I’m seriously tempted to join in with this one. I don’t normally do joining in, but the first patchwork/piecing I ever did was with hexagons, waaaay back in the mists of time that when I was 14 years old (maybe even younger). My first attempt was pretty good for a first attempt. I was fairly chuffed with myself but the fabric was very bright and fairly awful, so I had another go and made a cushion cover completely out of hexagons in different textured/patterned cream.
Very minimalist, very controlled: a sign of things to come (it would probably be classed as modern quilting now).
It’s even possible I still have it, I shall have to have a good dig through the piles of
crap vintage fabrics that I have hoarded saved to be re-purposed. (update- I’ve had a bit of a look, haven’t found it yet but I’ll keep looking)
It turns out, after perusing through both blogs (Lily is using the English Paper Piecing technique, Gayle is using the point-to-point piecing technique) that I was using EPP. It worked well for me then so I would probably do it this way again.
It would mean a lot of sewing by hand and I do love my sewing machine. On the other hand, I could do it anywhere, and now that my college work is finished (finally, I think I must have been the last one to hand in their portfolio – yesterday!) I can be a bit more relaxed about things now and do something for fun.
Mmm, it may have to go on the to-do list for a week or two. I’ll decide next week, when I’ve cut the to-do list down to a manageable size (it kind of got away from me a bit lately, I’ll admit I ignored almost everything while I focused on getting my portfolio finished and submitted in time for my tutor to mark it before she went on holiday!)
Isn’t this so pretty?
Ok, I’ve decided.
I’ll definitely make a decision about joining in the hexalong after the weekend!