Showing posts with label Tessellation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tessellation. Show all posts

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Tessellation Style Pillowcase #2 - Fabric Rehearsal

Fabric Rehearsal

Tessellation Style Foundation Paper Piecing Modern Patchwork Pillowcase Puppilalla


The members of the Berlin Modern Quilt Guild are meeting next on 26/09/15 and I hope to find the time to join in the fun. I meant to go along to get to meet follow quilters here in Berlin for some time now. For some reason or other, the previously proposed dates either did not work for me or I got sidetracked by other projects again. In order to be ready and to have a patchwork project to work on, I took an hour on the side to quickly see which fabrics might go with my Tessellation style triangles that are to become a pillowcase soon.

Tessellation Style Foundation Paper Piecing Modern Patchwork Pillowcase Puppilalla


I noticed that, albeit my best intentions to group the triangles together to have them form a self-contained area in line with the original Tessellation design, I catch myself spacing them apart again.

Tessellation Style Foundation Paper Piecing Modern Patchwork Pillowcase Puppilalla


Grouped together they seem to lose their individual character. I can already see that I am most likely going to include some sashing or low volume fabrics to allow the eye some rest and help the triangles pop.

Tessellation Style Foundation Paper Piecing Modern Patchwork Pillowcase Puppilalla
So which fabric and colour do you think work best with the triangles? It is fun to see how each background fabric compliments different fabric pieces within the triangle blocks.

Tessellation Style Foundation Paper Piecing Modern Patchwork Pillowcase Puppilalla

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Tessellation Style Pillowcase #1


Tessellation style pillow case, Puppilalla Design, quilting, modern






















I was invited to my friend Jana's birthday on Sunday and was still short of a present by Saturday. Thus, I decided to whisk up a pillowcase on the sewing machine. I thought I might use the Tessallation design by Alison Glass and Nydia Kehnle, which I like for its liveliness. There are quite a few beautiful examples of the quilt you can view online, some of which were results of a Sara Lawson Sew Sweetness Sew Along hosted in 2014. The design practically begs you to break into your collection of scraps and show them off to their best effect. 

I pulled out the Pinks, Oranges and Yellows and got busy. As I foundation paper pieced away, I fairly soon realized that due to the design this pillowcase would take longer then other ones I had created in the past and that I would not be able to finish the pillowcase in time to make it a present.  

So I decided not to stress about it but to take my time and to enjoy the creation process. All the blocks are nearly finished now. That brings me right up to the next challenge of staging the blocks in way that allows them to shine, yet tones down the business enough to allow the eye some rest. I have already pulled out a few fabric options to play with once time permits. 

(What about the present you want to know? Jana who has just purchased a house much in need of loving renovation and decoration with her husband is on the lookout for individual pieces and appliances for the future dream home. So I presented her with a flea market find of gorgeous wood and brass door handles that hit the spot I'm pleased to report and that went straight onto a newly varnished door the same day =)