I’ve been working on piecing a background for the yellow/gold patchwork circle. Like ‘Contemplation’, this background is layered and pieced: nine squares stitched together, seams on the right side. This time I’m covering the seams with a semi-sheer ribbon, so that if you look very closely, you can see through to where the seam lines are.
This solves the practical problem of having raw seams on the back, which would make a separate backing cloth necessary, but it also makes a decorative feature of the seams themselves. I like to see how something is constructed, which is why I also like to look at the back of work.
I’m couching some of the black and cream silk yarn along the centre of the seams, as well as round the edge of the circle. More on this in the coming days.