Sunday, 13 January 2008

tiny patchwork


For a while now I have been wanting to do some little patchwork hexagon handsewing. So on New Years Eve(while sitting in and watching Take That on TV!) I began this little project for myself. The tacking is still in (and there's a loose thread there), but here is a bit of it.


I was going to make a dolls quilt for one of the children, but the pieces are very little (smaller than an inch across) so it is going to be very labour intensive for an item that might get dragged about and left out in the garden, and I am also not sure whether the tiny seam allowance would stand up to too much play. I haven't quite decided what it will be yet, maybe a cover for a new diary or notebook, or perhaps just to frame and put on the wall.


I like the back, it shows all the work involved, especially the paper piecing that I havn't really done before (with excellent triangle graph paper from here). At the moment I am just going round randomly, adding hexagons to one side then the next, and I will stop when I am done. Any other ideas what it might become?

10 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

I made some of these a long time ago and you are right about how labor intensive they are. I love the fabrics. It would make a nice little mat to go under a vase or on a little table.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Hi Hannah - that patchwork is beautiful - definitely worth framing to protect it!!! I love the way you have centred the little faces in it. I tried to email you but you are set as no-reply - I wish you could have been in my swap too! If you get the chance send me an email (my address is on my profile page) and I will contact you if anyone drops out. Lucy x

Mirre said...

A baby-quilt?
It looks wonderful!!

Beata said...

Hi Hannah,

I absolutely adore the look of your little piece! So vintage-inspired!

Dee Light said...

Love your blog title "gentlytiptoe".

What lovely work!!!

anamama said...

Beautiful patchwork! I think you should frame it as little hands may not be too careful with it. Must have a chat so. Take care. XXX

Juliann said...

Here is a link for another blogger who is playing with these little pieces
http://bemused.typepad.com/bemused/2008/01/posy-post.html

weirdbunny said...

Hannah you are doing so well ! You've done lots more than the other day, keep up the good work ! ~ Julia x

chest of drawers said...

Wow, all that work! You could use it as the centerpiece of a quilt and block larger, single coloured fabric around it so it stands out.

monica said...

what a stunning piece of work. I'll never have the patience for something like that.

I'd say do a mini quilt and hang it on the wall.