I had also decided to hand stitch, making it a more portable project. I have decided to use the English patchwork method also know as paper or mosaic patchwork. Each patch is folded over a paper template. I had some paper templates which I was able to reuse from making patchwork quilts for my Grandchildren, so that saved me hours not having to prepare the template. You can buy pre-cut templates in a variety of shapes, it certainly makes life easier for a more complicated shape. I was thinking a hexagon throw for the rocking chair in the guest room for another project. I told you rummaging through the fabric was quite inspirational and really got me motivated.
The folded edges are stitched down using a basting/tacking stich or can be glued down but I prefer to stitch them down.
The two folded edges are then stitched together, a very satisfying portable project that I can now dip in and out of.
I have made a start and I am pleased with the progress made, there is no rush, no pressure just a bright and cheerful piece of work to enjoy through the cold/rainy/windy days of winter.
Now I need to decide on my next crochet project and sort out the yarn stash which seemed to grow yet again over Christmas with some wonderful gifts.
I have discovered some wonderful on-line printing shops for my photographs at a much lower cost than locally so thank you for your help with that. I have decided to buy the ink next time I go to town and print the Christmas photos this time and try out the on-line services next time. I am keen to make a start on the Christmas scrapbook.
Thank you for all your lovely comments and a warm welcome to new followers, I hope you enjoy my little adventures from the craft room and garden on the East Coast of England.
See you soon.