14 April 2013

Patchwork class

On Friday I saw a little advert in one of the local supermarkets advertising a patchwork class, the class was on Saturday, so in a completely spur-of-the-moment fashion I e-mailed the lady running it and signed up. The lady's name is Diana, and you can see her projects on her Facebook page Random Patchwork & Crafts.

Diana asked me what colours I'd like to work with and I, of course, said 'purples'. So when I got to the class I had some lovely purple bits of fabric to work with. We spent the class tacking the fabric onto little cardboard hexagons and then putting them all together. Here's what I did. 

I'm quite pleased with it for my first try! The two sides have been stitched together and are ready to be stuffed to make a sweet little pincushion, you can see the top left hexagon is a bit wonky, as it hasn't been stitched up yet. 

Diana was also selling some fabrics, so I bought a few pieces. 

I got some strawberry fabric and plain red fabric which I am going to make into (the front of) a proper cushion. 

And I also got some flowery fabric and matching green fabric to make into something else, I don't know what yet!

I had a lot of fun and I'm glad I decided to go to the class. I hope to be doing a lot more patchwork in the future!

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  1. oh thats so pretty .... watch out though, patchwork is another of those crafts that is totally addictive!
    Happy sewing,
    Maria x

    1. Thanks ^_^
      I'm already completed addicted! I've already run out of red for my strawberries so I'm going to have to go fabric hunting tomorrow.