13 hours ago
Sunday, 3 July 2011
While I've been tryingto figure out what to do to fill in the corners on the golden brown sampler (see previous post), I decided to start my version of my 'Super Strips' workshop patchwork using the Fabric Freedom Celtic themed stripper cut. These strips are fractionally wider than the standard 2 1/2in, so I experimented with using the standard machine foot like the quarter inch foot, so I was taking 7.5mm rather than 6mm seams. The maths seems to work fine - it is coming out the same size as the normal 2 1/2in Jelly Roll versions. I'm going to call it 'Celtic Mystery'. Although the strip width isn't quite right, the quality of the fabric is really nice, it frays very little, handles/presses well, and there's so much metallic on the prints, this quilt is going to shine. Perhaps 'Celtic Treasure' would be a better name?
A lovely version was made back in April, at the Bridlington workshop -
I have saved the lighter yellow strips for the next border and used the yellow/black knotwork for the first border instead. There are 25 fabrics x 2 strips of each in this roll, so the options for making the patchwork look very different is a bit more limited than when there are 40 all different.
I'm pleased with the results so far. I'm actually a bit further on that it looks, as the large triangle sections are ready for machining. And I painted the arbour today...