Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Circles

Do you have a favourite shape? I think mine would have to be a circle since that is the source of every polka dot ever. But a close second would be the hexagon. After a lot of hexagons in recent months I've switched to circles.

I always thought the applique method where you cut your shape out of wax paper, iron it to the fabric, cut it out with a border and then iron the border around the wax shape (and breathe) was too fussy to bother with. But I'd have to say it has worked pretty well.
Circle patchwork in progress
It has all been done using a selection of the sewing themed fabrics I had been collecting. It's turned out in quite mellow tones which is unusual for me but rather pleasing. It is going to be a wall hanging for wherever we end up living in Tokyo. I plan to hand-quilt it quite simply so it will make for some comfortable evening sewing for the next week or so.

My other near finish is the clock face I started months ago. Just that tiny bit of green to go!
Clock face almost finished
This will also be coming to Tokyo despite Pooch muttering about how I can't take very much. I've got to take some things though! Sadly there is one thing I can't take.
Jasmine and Lixie
This is my niece who is now a full 7 weeks old. I was with them on Sunday and had paused mid feed to burp her when she dropped off into a deep sleep! She is so well behaved and sleeps through most of the night. Lucky parents!

2 comments:

Wendy said...

wow that is quite some labour of love! the quilt looks amazing and that clock will be brilliant

Kay said...

I haven't tried circles at all, but love yours. I do admit to being rather obsessed with hexagons though.

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