Tag Archives: friendship cloth

Another gift

Thank you for all the wonderfully kind words about The Distaff Side, which is very happy in its new home.  I took some time to add a little more to my own cloth, another kind gift from Sue.  This was … Continue reading

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More old silk…

I’m delighted to have sent my precious treasures to two new homes this morning (thank you both), and I know that the fabrics will be cherished. I added some old silk to the cloth: The three cream silk hexagons are hand woven, … Continue reading

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The cloth, the whole cloth…

… and nothing but the cloth: After a fortnight of extreme weather (too hot, too cold, too sunny, too dark, too wet, too windy), Saturday was just right for taking the friendship cloth outside for its first picture in its … Continue reading

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Adding

I added a little bit to the Cloth.  I really wanted something from Arlee on the cloth itself, so I chose a lovely piece of collaged and machined-stitched fabric that she sent me and cut it out into a heart shape: … Continue reading

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Bound

Hand-pieced binding is now in place, hand-stitched to the edges.  I really enjoy binding quilts.  I like covering up all those raw edges that have been fraying at the sides throughout the whole process of piecing.  I like raw edges, and … Continue reading

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The final corner

Drum roll and small fanfare… Square 25 is the final corner, and, like all the other corners, is made from four smaller squares layered and pieced together: I’ve already hand-pieced the binding (lots of different fabrics all 3″ wide, pieced … Continue reading

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The Penultimate Square

I feel as if there should be some sort of little drum roll or something here.  Maybe I’ll save that for the last square tomorrow.  If you need a reminder of how all this started, then here is the label that … Continue reading

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Two squares

Square 22 is, unusually, just one piece of fabric.  No layering, no patchwork, no collage.  It’s almost the very last piece of one of my favourite batik cottons: And Square 23 is also very simple, made from Catherine’s hand-dyed cotton and silk: … Continue reading

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Interlude

While I think about the trees and where they’re all leading, I’ve returned to the Friendship Cloth.  The last of my fabric swaps arrived recently, all the way from Canada: A little heap of total lusciousness: thank you, Arlee.  That … Continue reading

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Two Squares

Square 19: a bird from Dee on cotton furnishing fabric And Square 20: These fabrics came from a very well-worn skirt that belonged to a friend.  It’s very fine, gauzy Indian muslin, which I tacked down in two layers.  This is … Continue reading

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