Thursday, 22 August 2013

Blue/green sampler

22nd August 2013

Part of Unit 3 is to make pieces using techniques learnt so far.

I really love these blue/green dyed fabrics and threads so this morning I decided to experiment and play with free machining.

                                         Linen and cotton.



I couched some of my dyed yarn onto a strip of dyed linen using a long zigzag and variegated thread.  

I then backed the fabrics with wonderful Bondaweb and cut into 4cm squares.
I also machined pin tucks into some fabric and backed this but forgot to take a photo!!

I positioned the squares onto a fine wadding and backing fabric.


I stitched around the edge using a double needle, 2 shades of variegated thread and medium satin stitch.

The inner square edges were stitched with a double needle, 2 shades of thread and feather stitch. 

Next came the play!!

 I decorated the squares to show a variety of free machining stitches and this resulted in a 'sampler' which might be useful if anyone wants me to make a picture, wall hanging or cushion at a later date!


My next project is nothing to do with my course, I am going to make a special reversible apron.
I bought the pattern in the Birmingham Quilts exhibition so watch this space...