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Quilt 5 - 2014  'Waves, Tides, and Currents'


For my fifth quilt I wanted to build on the idea  of using turned edge fused patches to create perfect pattern matching and once I saw a fabric based on the eddies and flows of moving water I knew that I wanted to use it.


With hindsight I fear that the contrast between the six colours in the collection was perhaps not as stark as I needed it to be and this led to a less successful result than I had hoped for but the whole exercise taught me a great deal and I am sure I will return to this technique in the future.


At least I got the satisfaction of seeing people refuse to believe that I had been able to match the  pattern so well as I changed from colour to colour. They were sure that I must have in some way printed the pattern onto plain fabric after sewing the different patches together !


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'The Accidental Quilter'

The Quilts Of Peter Hayward

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