I'm most comfortable with a pattern or a recipe or a proven way of doing something and can even wing it a little as long as I have this rock to stand on. So my quilting and sewing tends to replicate other people's work or patterns - I see something inspirational but don't always feel comfortable giving it my own spin. My Brit Swap quilt was kind of like that - AMH feathers being the inspiration - and I fretted for ages cos I couldn't find a pattern for them (bad googling skills as it turns out). SO I had to work it out myself, which was a painful process but I felt really good after I did.
So to the Modern She Made swap that I'm working on at the mo. It has to include triangles and my partner is keen on a pillow cover. I was inspired by this quilt by Faith from Fresh Lemons
She mentioned that she paper pieced the blocks and had written a pattern for Spring Quilt Market as it was shown there but was waiting for it to be released. So I decided to have a go at working out how to make the block myself. Thank goodness for EQ - what a help. But because I can't get my head round paper piecing yet (mainly due to the amount of snot in my head at the moment - TMI?), I decided to cut and sew.
My partner is really keen on Essex linen (flax) so I bought some of that and quickly realised that spray starch was going to be my best friend! So here's where I'm at...
|first lay out - matchy matchy with inspiration quilt|
|second layout - a bit tweeked|
|third option - a slightly different approach?|
I've never made a pillow cover before so this is well out of my comfort zone and I like it!
Linking with WIP Wednesdays over at Lees @ Freshly Pieced
*glaikit - a fine scottish word for stupid/vacant