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.


  1. I love it Susie! It looks fabulous :) I've been wanting to use my stash for ages now and this is such a great idea... maybe I'll actually get to it by next year ;) Lovely space - are you planning to do more? Kx

  2. This is one of my favourite kinds of scrappiness too..I love the process of combining different fabrics and finding that the sum of 1 + 1 = more delight than 2!

  3. I'm with you - the kimono clad bunnies fabric is wonderful! I also love your use of all the variously-sized spots - they offset/complement each other beautifully.

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  5. I love any kind of random, improv stuff -- completely takes the pressure off my still-learning skills!

  6. I love it! I especially love all the red throughout! It's always good to have a great stash of fabrics :)

  7. I love the colours - and I love the random piecing!

  8. Very nice! Love the strong red and particularly like the Japanese Bunnies!

  9. I really like it!! The random piecing is really appealing and I love all of the fun and bright fabrics you incorporated.


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