Progress on the olympian patchwork event is surprising even me. You’ll remember that this is one of my strategies for reducing the scraps pile: 8″ square blocks, English paper piecing. I thought I’d made about 15, and when I counted them the other day I found that there were 29.
Because this is English paper piecing, there is lots of tacking – in fact, each individual shape within each block has its own tacking thread round the edge. I find that tacking to be visually very distracting, as you might see from the following pictures:
It always strikes me that there’s a huge difference between the ‘before’ and ‘after’ blocks.
There are many colours, even at this early stage, though I am trying to keep ‘similars’ together.
Many little memories stitched together like the hours and days of a life, each scrap in each block holding special meaning. My fabric collection is never a ‘stash’; it’s always a precious collection.