Without Pins is the title of my Patchwork classes. I am a Quilter, textile teacher and general fabric collector - or does it come and find me? I like to play with colour and subvert pattern by the use of tone. I have always sewn and stitch something, somewhere, every day.
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Century of Progress
What a weird name for a block!
And what a blighter it is to make - I made a Foundation paper pattern for it in the end and spent a while wondering about the colour placement. I printed two copies of the pattern I'd drawn and cut one up to slightly over-sized templates so that I wasn't wasting too much fabric. Cut out to nearly the right size with just a bit extra for leeway it went together very well until the last, centre seam. I broke 3 needles stitching it, two of them brand new! And I'd taken the paper away from the seam area!!
You'll notice that I chose to finish up some fabric that wasn't quite enoughso this is truly a scrap block, but I like that about it.