Not the pie I'm afraid,
just more zig zags!
So I'm still experimenting.
This time with wadding.
I've found a great website for quilting,
I have bought a sample pack of their natural wadding,
Eight different types, some cotton, silk and even wool.
I never thought I would buy wadding online,
But now I'm a convert,
Having only ever used bulky man made stuff,
I was pleasantly surprised when this bundle turned up.
Especially as machine quilting with the bulky stuff
was tricky with a small quilt,
let alone a king size!
So I am testing which I prefer from this pack.
I am in no way affiliated with the cotton patch,
though a freebie would be nice,
but I'm not that bold!!
Each square of wadding is 14 "
A nice size for cushions?
Before I bound headlong into cutting
I had do more working out.
Again the zigzag I'm making is made from
half square triangles
To fit the 14" wadding
I needed 6 squares per row,
and to be approximately 2 1/4"
But hang on how the heck do I work out
the starting size of the square before cutting it in half.
With a bit of research I found the answer.
Add an inch on to your desired measurement,
(this includes the seam allowances, no need to add on any)
Therefore I needed 18 x 3 1/4 squares of both colours,
to make 36 x 2 1/4 once cut in half.
Is it necessary to match your patchwork to your outfit?
Pre quilting piece.
Which did remind me of a boiled egg,
but I think lemon meringue is far more romantic!
I am also a convert to pinning the layers together.
Last year my Mother in law gave me a vast amount
of vintage sewing oddments
from her Uncles estate.
I'm wondering now if her Aunt was a patchworker?
I mean who would need so many safety pins
I drew on the quilting lines with a
water soluble pen.
Very neat I think.
This wadding is Hobbs Heirloom
80% Cotton, 20% Polyester
I used plain backing and depending on the washing outcome
I will either bind it or make it into a cushion.
I loved the ease of quilting,
and the way the wadding sort of held the layers together.
Next up 100% cotton log cabin.
That's enough of the niceties..
.. woodwork to paint :o(