Monday, 9 December 2013


I bought some of Tim's Eclectic Elements half fat quarters from AFTH a couple of months ago with intention of making a patchwork curtain for my craft room window to replace the old verticle blind. Never having made anything patchwork before except a duvet cover years ago, this was going to be a big challenge.
My friend Sylvia in Devon is a master at patchwork so I began by asking her a bit of advice about sorting out where to start first. 
I then made a graph paper plan which became Plan A 
Unfortunately I just couldn't make it work so quickly moved to Plan B which meant ironing the pieces which is something I should have done in the first place because the sizes were different once the creases were out!!
On to Plan C then because wanting to use every last inch of material meant increasing my layout.
Hubby came in useful by cutting 24 pieces of paper all exactly the same size which I then pinned to my 8 gorgeous pieces of material. The dreaded bit was next - cutting.
The first 2 cuts were a doddle but the 3rd was a disaster taking off most of the seam allowance - don't cry I said to myself so I carried on after abandoning the rotary cutter for my trusty Fiskars scissors (now at least 47yrs old).
Yay! All cut. I then laid them out on the floor and began to shuffle them into a decent arrangement.
For some reason the last photo is upside down!
I pinned 4 pieces together for each if the 6 rows and have just finished tacking them.
I now need to machine those before pinning and tacking the rows together.
I may be some time.


Sue said...

Gorgeous, Joanne!

Artyjen said...

Looking good ;) Happy sewing.
xoxo Sioux