Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Needlework Tuesday - In the Planning Stages
As much as I appreciate spontanaity, I am a planner. I spend hours planning my needlework projects, I don't want surprises creeping up on my after I've purchased supplies and then spent un-told hours cutting and sewing. As a result, huge numbers of hours spent planning.
Several years ago I purchased the book One-Block Wonders:One Fabric, One Shape, One-of-a- Kind Quilts by Maxine Rosenthal. I pulled it off my shelf at the beginning of May and am ready to start planning that quilt.
Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you.
Have you made one of these quilts? Please leave a link to the photo in Mr. Linky at the end of this post.
A reader asked me what the difference is between a Stack and Whack Quilt and a One Block Wonder.
Stack and Whack is a technique attributed to Bethany Reynolds. Both quilts rely on pattern repeats, any where from six to eight, which are cut and aligned on top of each other. After the layers are pinned together, the pattern pieces are cut. With Bethany's technigue, you add other fabrics to the block, with Maxine's design, you only use your theme fabric.
Follow this link to see how One Block Wonder blocks were used to cover and armchair.
Regardless of the project you are about to undertake, time spent planning is always time well spent.