Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Every two years when QuayQuilters hold our show some attendees express an interest in learning patchwork and we run beginners' classes for them in the next two terms. It falls to me to do the rotary cutting/log cabin segment. When I got home I decided I needed to refresh my samples and show more stages. Well I got carried away and having out some old uglies from my stash I started not only making samples of the successive steps but piecing blocks with the aim of assembling a four block by five barnraising display top. It is a wonder of our craft that we can take a very unprepossessing set of fabrics, some of which don't seem to "go" only to find that in combination they amount to more than the sum of their parts. So it was when I laid out my finished blocks. 4 by 5 is not symmetrical and I plan to add another row to even up the pattern. Now I'm wondering whether to add a border.