Wednesday, 13 February 2013
My first work in progress ....
eeeeeppppp my very first WiP post. I have been following these for well over a year now and never plucked up the courage to join in. The resolution for the new year was to throw caution to the wind.
So here I am, and more to the point what is in progress?
This is one of the many things I have been working on. The pattern is from the book, Two from one Jelly Rolls:
I have never used a jelly roll before but had a lovely thirties repro jelly roll I bought in Birmingham a few years ago. I so wanted a pattern to use it and found the perfect one in this book.
You take four strips of the same colour, I chose red and add a white strip to either side. You then take the remaining jelly roll strips and sew two of them to either side of a white strip. These units are then subcut as follows:
You end up with a million or so of each, a slight exaggeration but not much ... these are then joined together to make a nine patch like this:
You then cut this up down the middle (twice) so you end up with a million teensy weensy little blocks like this:
Yep you get the picture. I am loving doing it but it is taking a long time. I took up patchwork because I had RSI and couldnt do the fine needle work i used too. This means I can't really do the marathon subcutting needed to speed this up.
I will just pick away at it though.