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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Corner solutions?

One of my friends has come to my rescue re the vintage Laura Ashley border I am searching for.  I could still do with another meter because at the moment I haven't enough to miter the corners.  I don't normally do this because, not only is it not usually done on English coverlets, but I hate the faff of it, but in this case I know it would look good.  However, unless another piece of border miraculously appears in a fairly short time, I am working on corner piece solutions.

Here is Bella, not helping at all!  I turn my back and this is what happens!
I have been trying out colours for the four corner blocks, you can just see what I have selected in this picture.
The large flowers are made of upholstery fabric and have had to be stablised with Fraycheck as they were fraying as I tried to attach them with herringbone stitch.
This is a close-up of the Liberty fabric I have chosen for the corners!
I am applying little hexagons to each corner piece.  They are slightly smaller than the others - I reduced the templates 10% on my photocopier - such a handy tool for patchwork!
I love doing these little hexagons to apply but a whole quilt would be a nightmare!  Sorry about the creases, they will all have a good press eventually!

My publisher wants me to do a little book on this quilt and I am working on ideas, but first of all I have to finish it!


Shirley said...

Well Mary, you can put my name down on a waiting lst for your book as I am sure there will be many more takers. Good luck with the fabric search.

Susan Briscoe said...

It looks good with the corner blocks with the hexagon appliques - very much in keeping with the era of the original quilt too. IMHO, this looks better than mitres would.

Little Welsh Quilts and other traditions said...

Thank you Susan. Much appreciate your comments and will progress with the little hexegons!

Lynn S said...

I love, love, love your quilt! I've been following you over the months and it is a beautiful quilt! yes!!! Do a book on this!