Good morning, what an awful rainy Tuesday morning i do hope that the weather picks up in time for the 6 weeks holidays. if not i have got more than enough to be getting on with.
I have become more than a little obsessed with patchwork, i browse pictures and tutorials for hours online and i thought it was about time that i gave it a go myself. i had a little go at it here and whilst it wasn't a complete success i thought id give it another go. Id already cut my squares so all i needed to do was to sew them together. i found a tutorial about nesting seams here and i thought that it was great it really helped me to get those seams to match up.
i cut my squares the old fashioned way, using a ruler and scissors and i know that my measurements were not perfect so that is why some of the squares are a little off, i also didn't want to confuse myself by following a pattern or having to count too much (I'm easily confused) so Ive sewn them in a completely random pattern.
as you can see i pretty much made it up as i went along and although the quilt is far from attractive it is a good starting project. when i have finished it i will maybe use it as a picnic blanket.
Ive definitely learnt a lot through starting this project, the most important thing is probably that you have to be spot on with your measuring otherwise your whole project wont look right, I think that my seams look OK but they are not perfect, also i thought it would be a quick and easy thing to do and actually it does take quite a bit of time you cant rush it. so grab a coffee and some fabric and get patch working!
i will have mine finished the by the end of the 6 weeks holidays.........promise! (maybe)
x Becci x