Moving on from The Life Story quilts, I think my collection of new pieces will be The Quilt as a Canvas. If you cast your mind back a year or so ago, you may remember that this was a title I gave to a proposed exhibition I wanted to do with others but at the time I couldn't get a gallery interested, and other things in life also took over. Time to start again.
Having gone on a course to learn the basics of making a pattern block for clothes, I've been buying some equipment. First of all this book:
It explains the process and is jammed full of blocks you can draft for yourself. Once you've got a grasp of what you're doing, then the instructions are quite straight forward. However, if I'd have seen this book before my pattern cutting course, I wouldn't have bought it because it looks so complicated!!
Here's the drafted pattern pieces, and the beginnings of the toile. Something this loose doesn't really need a fitting, but I think I will alter the neck line and make it a bit longer.
If you go to the trouble of drafting yourself a pattern, you deserve a treat of some really nice fabric - it's what I'm telling myself to justify a bit of hand printed silk from Beckford Mill
I'll post again with the finished photo! (She says hopefully)