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More works in progress from this week

Below are some more pieces I have been working on since last Friday.  Funny how I have achieved more since last Friday than I ever did when working through the City & Guilds in Patchwork and Quilting.  I wonder why that is?

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My 10 minute block

My trial of the 10 minute block.  I used a fabric I had printed myself from one of my digital art pieces along with some left over fabric from another project, all were 8″ squares.  I chose not to roll the edges, this time, as per video but left it as it was once the piece was opened out.  I can see the possibilities for this with other combinations like reducing the size of the surrounding squares using triangles, so just a starting point for me – give me time and we’ll see what else I can come up with from the basic idea.

To make life easier please make sure everything is pressed thoroughly at each stage and I would also suggest that the fabric used for the centre is pressed in half both ways before starting, this makes the last seam easier to achieve.


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City & Guilds Patchwork and Quilting – Final Assessment Piece

Remember my digital art from last year?  Well it is still an on going activity; I am thinking of using some of these manipulated photos in my final assessment piece, I have printed them onto fabric so I know it is feasible and they look good.  As usual time is my problem I have to have this done by the end of May, so it won’t be very big, although the making doesn’t take long, working through the design process seems to take me ages; then choosing the final one is very difficult perhaps I need to make a series.