Let’s talk about the only project in this blog with its own category, but which hasn’t had any new post for more than a year, my English Quilt.
And because it has been quite some time, a little resumé:
Back in 2008 I discovered a technique called “English paper piecing”, using cardboard hexagons covered with fabric to patchwork (you can use other forms as well, but the quilt I saw and fell in love with was made from hexagons). I decided to make my variant of a 19th century quilt, pictured in one of my sewing books.
Planning to use this as a bedspread, I went for hexagons measuring 2,5cm on each edge.
From this moment on, there was only one thing left to do: cut cardboard, cut fabric, basting fabric, sew hexagons together
Back in 2012 I finished the left part and since then have been working on the lower part of the quilt. I finished it only some days ago (not because it was so much more work, but simply because I ran out of steam, I just didn’t want to work on this project for quite a long time).
This is how it looks at the moment. The three parts have been joined together and have to wait now until I will start and hopefully finish the next part.
The height is already the final one (there will only be a narrow border around it), in width one part like the one left will be added on the other side.
Statistics: 2203 hexagons done, 1335 to go
Still a lot of work to do, but I’m on my way 🙂
see you soon, love,