Tuesday, 11 March 2014

… the craftiest people….

If you follow this blog the chances are you'll be interested in one or two of the following:

and if that's the case then the New Craft Society might be just the ticket. 

They recently won Cosmopolitan Magazine's coveted Best Craft Blog Award so they're not just pretty to look at.  Their posts are generally full of useful and crafty information (what to do, how to do it, where to go to get what you need, what to see),  but there's one that you might find particularly helpful if you're thinking of entering our Easter 2014 Competition.   Called The Liberty Lifestyle Baby Patchwork Blanket it demonstrates just how rewarding  even a small patchwork made from favourite fabric offcuts can be.

As promised, here are a few more tips from our own Christine Green who will be leading a cutting edge workshop, Patchwork Pearls, for us in August:

  • To get a really good mix of fabrics for a patchwork project my general formula is something with a big bold pattern, something with a small pattern and something with a structure to it eg striped or checked.
  • Colourwise (which is the bit a lot of people panic about) these are some suggestions
  • Choose fabrics that are all the same colour but different tones and patterns
  • Choose two or three fabrics that are the same colour base then throw in a wild card eg three bluey fabrics than add a   bright yellow
  • Choose a multi coloured fabric as a starting point then pick out the individual colours and find fabrics to match them   

1 comment:

  1. I think Christine has some wonderful comments and suggestions about picking fabric for a quilt.
    It IS usually the toughest decision .....I can't wait to see the quilt! xo