Tag Archives: hand-pieced

Square triangles

Some of the little triangles and squares joined together to make 2.5″ blocks. You can see that the spring morning sunlight joined in to make a triangle too. One of the most interesting things about working with a limited number … Continue reading

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Quilting a large piece by hand can be quite hard work, so in between quilting sessions, I’ve been reworking the small samples from last month. I’m calling the first one ‘A little peace’: I added some patchwork borders. The small … Continue reading

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Pieces of Spring

During the marathon decorating, I pieced together some silk patchwork in the few spare moments I could gather together. The larger squares are 2″, the smallest just half an inch square; just some over-dyed silk scraps, hand pieced over paper. … Continue reading

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It seems delightfully apt that the first snow of the season fell last night as I completed this little cloth, which I am simply calling ‘Winter’: Meant to hang in a window, this cloth is constructed around the translucent patchwork … Continue reading

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From the sublime…

… to the ridiculous.  After the relatively large scale of the Friendship Cloth, I found this while searching through some boxes of treasure: This is the smallest patchwork I’ve ever done: 49 quarter-inch squares, hand-pieced, made into a cushion for … Continue reading

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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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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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