Thursday, 23 February 2012
I'm taking part in a beginners patchwork course at the WI Office in Rodley over the next few weeks.
Led by the incredibly talented and experienced Anne Starkey it is a six-week programme that shows us several different blocks and styles of patchworking.
Earlier this week our first session was English piecing, which is something I have done before. I always need more practice though and Anne is full of wonderful hints and tips.
We had a choice of Tumbling Blocks or Inner City, and I chose the latter.
Basically, you sew strips of three different fabrics (roughly light, medium and dark) together on the machine, then use freezer paper to make little hexagons. They then go together in threes to make the 3D geometric shapes.
Hopefully here you can see how it comes together.
I need to get these finished off and stitched together before the next session in a couple of weeks.
On the agenda for the rest of the course is: chain piecing, curved piecing, American piecing and foundation piecing. We'll be doing blocks such as Log Cabin and Monkey Wrench. Drunkards Path is on the list too but I don't like that and it's rather tricky so I'll be doing a different curved one.
It will probably become a quillow when finished, but we'll see what happens!