Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chopkey Hexagon Origami Pillow

This little side project is complete; the folded fabric has been incorporated into a 20" x 20" pillow.  The hexagon fabric folding method is called 'Chopkey'.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fabric Origami

The online quilting group Cyber Quilters is having fabric origami, or the folding of fabric, as their bucket skill of the month.  I decided to join into the festivities and make something to match The Graceful Garden quilt.  Here is what I have done; I will finish this small project tomorrow.

First, I cut a long strip, put about three dozen quarter-inch tucks into it, ironed them, then flipped a little piece of each tuck the opposite way and fastened them down with pearls, positioning the pearls to curve in waves.

Next, I cut 22 large hexagons and 22 small hexagons, then sewed a large to a small, folding and tucking just so...  a quick press of the iron...

This gives me an interesting idea for a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.

Finally, I sewed two strips of 11 hexagons each, then (reluctantly) trimmed the sides.  (Next time I make these cute little hexies, I will not trim them.)

Now they are sewn to the long tucked piece, and I shall leave you to
speculate just what I might do with it next:

Hydrangea Block VIII

All eight of the Hydrangea blocks are finished now.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hydrangea Block VI

Tonight I finished the sixth Hydrangea block.  Two more Hydrangea blocks to go.  Might have them done, but I stopped with the quilt for a day and a half to sew curtains for a former coworker.  See one set here:  LaVonne's Curtains

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hydrangea Block V

I've just set up my new wireless printer, HP PhotoSmart 5510.  It was simpler than ever to scan the diagram for this appliqué block, make it the right size, and then flip it horizontally so that it is in reverse from the other blocks.  I will flip the next three also, and on one I will curl the leaves the opposite way, as I did Hydrangea block II.