Friday, November 09, 2007

I'm gonna make me some patchwork!

I've looked into my crystal ball and I foresee lots of cutting out of hexagons this weekend.

Here are the Christmassy fabrics I got at the SECC Hobbycrafts Fair a fortnight ago, and I'll be using a selection of them to make a Christmas thingy. I'm thinking some kind of Grandma's Flower Garden type scenario with big blocks. Maybe handling big hexagons will be less fiddly than handling small hexagons as I've never done anything like this before.

If you don't know what a Grandma or Grandmother's Flower Garden looks like, I'm sorry, I'm not going to link to one because I did a search and got the most intricate, hand-stitched Amish one, genuinely done from scraps, which would take your breath away and I don't want to compare my "efforts" to that!

At the moment I'm not thinking of quilting the work once it's finished, but hey, we are still at the "First catch your fabric" stage, and things may change.
Happy Crafting x K.
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Flavaknits said...

Ooohh! Sounds good , and the fabric looks very Christmassy. I'm too much a coward to give it a try yet, maybe after the Christmas knitting! Thanks for the comment on the spinning wheel - not so sure how well the initial yarn will turn out

yvette said...

Getting together all the fabric is my favourite part, I have not-quite-finished quilts to prove it.
thanks for your comment it is a lovely view, its just a little cold!
Happy quilting.

heather said...

Very festive - hope it's going well :0)

Heather x

Sandra said...

never did patchwork, but is always great and inspiring seeing other's work!

Happy crafting! These days are made for that!

Aim said...

Oooh, happy crafting to ya! Can't wait to see your finished work :) Nice to be in touch on Ravelry, your knitting is gorgeous!