Thursday, 18 October 2012
my creative space - random piecing
I'm not sure exactly what you call this random piecing method of quilting but I've been wanting to try it for ages and now I don't know what stopped me. I think I always thought it was beyond my basic quilting skills but when I finally tried it last week I really enjoyed the process and found it quite relaxing and easier than I'd imagined. I might need to try a bigger project now.
I had some offcuts from some other sewing I was doing and just started to sew them together. I loved using some of those pieces of fabric I've been hoarding, I think my favourite is the kimono clad bunnies! This cushion top grew from there and was simply a matter of pulling out all the red from my stash and cutting and piecing till it was the right size and shape.
Its times like this I'm glad I have bought and hoarded so many different fabrics. These pieces are a great mix of handprinted, swaps, scrap packs, quilting cotton, vintage finds and my own RickRack linen yardage design.
Red Rick Rack has been sold out for a while, but I found a stash of small pieces the other day and I might pop them in the shop. I plan an update next week. There is a small collaboration I've been working on for a little while, with one of my favourite creative bloggers!! I can't wait to share that with you. Hopefully we'll be ready by next week's Creative Space.
For now though I'm off to see some other inspiring creative spaces over here.