Wednesday, November 30, 2005
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I don't do much patchwork, but occasionally I get bitten by the bug. Here I was trying to use traditional hand pieced hexagons in a different way, to make a pictorial quilted hanging. Its a pot plant! I quilted the pot and flowers by tying with french knots, or with running stitch. The blue at the bottom is hexagons too, but I tried to disguise the shape with machine quilting in squares. The rest of the background is hexagons of calico dyed in tea, disguised by machine quilting in diagonal lines. The colours used to match my bedroom wallpaper, but now they don't, so it is hanging in the wardrobe!