Saturday, 14 October 2017

English Paper Piecing


Waaaaay back in May I attended a London Craft Club session in Chiswick for some mindful hand-patchwork ran by Chris Webb.
I was joined by my friend Alex (My Creative Experiments blog) and Kris. We spent a few relaxing hours creating an abstract English Paper Pieced patchwork piece. Although lots of fabric scraps are provided I took along a collection of monochrome cottons. 





I'm pretty pleased with the finished patchwork. It is going to form the centre piece for some free-style machine patchwork for a cushion cover. The plan is to give it to a good friend for her Christmas present. I am hoping to finish it over the half term break at the end of October.

12 comments:

  1. That sounds interesting :) And the finished block looks very harmonic :)

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    1. Thanks Kat. It was really fun to do.

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  2. Good reminder of a lovely evening! The monochrome block looks very stylish, I'm sure it will look great as the centre piece of a cushion. Following the class I've done a block of my own design, will try and write a post about it soon!

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  3. I love English paper piecing, this is such a lovely first block! The colours are gorgeous.

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  4. it looks lovely - the last time I tried english paper piecing I was a teen. It looks a good way to use small leftovers.

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  5. What a clever idea to use all monochrome fabrics. The design is very striking and will look great at the centre of a cushion cover.

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  6. Looking forward to that finished cover, I have never seen one made free hand before - it looks great. Jo x

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    1. Thanks Jo. Hopefully I get around to it soon as it's going to be a Christmas present for a friend.

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