With this one, I wondered whether I could apply the patches of a nine-patch directly to the background rather than stitch them together in the usual way. The fabric is over-dyed and cut from a cotton skirt I found in a charity shop. You can still see the marks made by some machine stitching that I unpicked, and I quite like that. We get lines on our faces as we age; why shouldn’t cloth carry lines from age and wear too? I’ve couched a wool boucle yarn around the edge just to define the circumference a little better.
Circle circumference is about 4.5″; the background is plain calico rescued from our old sofa. Today I’m working on a small quilt that was made ‘by stealth’ – which is what I call it when something is constructed in between other things, in a spare few minutes here and there. Those few minutes all add up eventually. I’ll also be adding a little more quilting to ‘Midnight’.