Mapping my creative journey and recording the discoveries made en-route.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
While dispossessed of my room I have been making a small playmat for a friend's grandson. A tried and tested formula, hand stitched over papers and then machine quilted.
I have always loved the design but couldn't face the hassle of joining squares, marking out, cutting and re joining that the classic method requires, so I drew out the individual shapes that make up the design and photocopy them to use.
I also love the design because it so effectively uses up really small scraps of fabric, one 6" square will make one windmill! Using a variation of Zig-zag to quilt the piece seemed to fit the jagged overall shape of the windmills.