Thursday, 26 January 2017

City and Guilds design and Patchwork

 I decided last February to do a City and Guilds in design and Patchwork level2. I chose to do this with the school of stitched textiles. It has been an incredible experience. My husbands first response was "you have no imagination". As I come to the end of this course I am aware how much it has revived my imagination and got me through a difficult year in other aspects of my life.

My final piece is complete but I feel this is only the beginning so as soon as I get caught up on other projects I will be signing up for another course. Ideally I would like to retire with salary and do both patchwork and embroidery courses, but I can't see that ever happening.

The picture to the left is the centre piece of my wall hanging or in my case the off centre piece which you will understand when you see the finished piece.

All of the fabric used has been hand dyed or printed by myself. I chose the crazy quilt for the main point as I loved the effect. I used my template from the design part of the course and outlined it on the border with hand stitching. Machine stitching on the white fabric and quilted using stitch in the ditch. Prairie points applied before attaching to the main quilt base.
 
v I attached the border in the way Jenny Rayment had shown us at a previous workshop as I liked how it didn't point to the hanging having to be a certain way up as it just goes round  and round.






















Although the wall hanging is finished as such it needs a little time for my disappearing pen I use as a guide for my free motion quilting to disappear.then I will take a better final photo for my presentation

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