Tuesday, 27 January 2009

New Project

Whilst Christmas shopping online I came across a great little book.Janet Bolton's 'My Grandmothers patchwork quilt.
It's not a new book and probably one that many creative stitcher's will have seen or read about many times. On Flickr I found pictures of other stitcher's versions of the little 'quilts' inspired by this lovely little book. So, with it being a children's story book, I decided it would be perfect for my Niece and purchased a copy for her.
I liked it so much I knew I just had to get hold of another copy for myself and have a go!
I liked the centre piece and wanted to start on it right away........
With a busy Christmas approaching I had to wait until the decorations were packed before I could start.......
The background piecing took me longer than I thought, its been a long time since I worked on any patchwork project but I enjoyed the process.
This is as far as I have got to date


When it came to piecing the children's clothes I found that a combination of thickness and fraying properties in my fabric choices. I opted in the end to use Bondaweb and fuse the fabric flat to the background ...a less fiddly option!
I will add more WIP pictures soon

6 comments:

Debbie said...

That's one thing I've never tried Patchwork. It looks really good. Please keep posting pictures on your progress..

Judy Scott said...

Hi Yvonne I love this little book too and the piece youve started looks fab, hope youre keeping well ~ will you still be coming along to the EG? miss seeing you, Judy xxx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

I really like your WIP - you are making a really good job of it. Would love to see more ...

Art4Sol said...

I have this book as well as 2 others by her. Even though I'm not a quilter per se, I find her work so inspiring. You're doing a great job with her pattern!

Art4Sol said...

Check out: http://threadspider.wordpress.com/, she was able to take a class with Janet Bolton and she wrote a nice tribute to her...Thought you might enjoy it.

Boxoftrix said...

Thank you all for the nice comments about my little quilt. I have only worked a little more on it since January but hope to get back to it soon. Thanks for the link Art4Sol I shall go and read that now :)

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