Thursday, September 30, 2010


I just could not wait to cut into my new striped fabric. I decided to make a table cloth similar to Fassett's one in 'Passionate Patchwork' and on the reverse side I'm going to try something similar to Stripescape in his 'Simple Shapes' book. Cutting triangles in the method described in the book was new to me and after cutting the strips of fabric I had to actually cut out the triangles. It's probably the way to get the fabric to behave properly but I don't really get the whole bias thing. Any way I cut as it was written and quickly started to lay out the triangles.

These were just put down as I cut them so they are not in any order but they were already starting to appear to ripple in light and dark spots.
To actually lay them out properly seemed to be a massive job and being ridiculously impatient I thought that I would make squares up and then try to place them in some sort of design.

These stripes are just so exciting to play with.
I have 48 squares completed and 30 to go.

When you start cutting the triangles you get a mini triangle at the end of the row. These started to pile up. I trimmed them and sewed them together as well and here are some of those.

I'm not sure what they are going to become. Maybe a border for the table cloth or maybe something on their own. First those 30 big squares need to be made.


  1. It's looking great already! Keep going, you are definitely on the right track!

  2. Wow - the possibilities with stripes are amazing aren't they! You are going to have so much fun with these. Ciao

  3. SOOOO COOOLLL!!! You are so busy making things!


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