Friday, November 8, 2019

I often wonder why......(Day 8 post)

Quilters take perfectly good pieces of fabric and cut them up only to sew them back together again.   This is what I have been doing over the last couple of days.  Firstly all the fabric was cut into strips then sewn together.   This was done twice.

Next I took my ruler and used the 60 degree angle to cut it firstly one way then the other.  This was done on both pieces.   That gave me 4 pieces which were mixed around to match the angle.

These were then sewn back together. I took another piece of fabric and cut it on the bias to make the binding.

And this is what I ended up with.

I chose autumnal colour toning for my leaf potholders but they would look good in any colourway.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Fiona said...

That is so effective..... yes, us patchworkers are a bit crazy with out cutting and sewing! haha

FlashinScissors said...

Yes I’ve heard that said, but look at your lovely results!
Great work!
Barbara xx

Bethan said...

Oh those are really fun!
I try not to think about the counter-intuitivity of all our cutting and resewing, especially when cutting big pieces of material into very small pieces!