Whilst researching for my mosaic for Mouthy Stitches, I came across this fabulous design and couldn't stop thinking about it.
I've not used foundation piecing before but thought it might be worth giving it a whirl. So, I sorted out some diamond templates from paper and set too. There seem to be various learnings on foundation piecing - some stitch straight through the foundation paper, others suggest you should not do this. I opted for the latter, just stitching at each corner around the diamond then slip stitching the 6 diamonds together & pressing before removing the foundation pieces. I stitched the finished star onto a 9" piece of backing fabric and then machine & hand quilted per the original.
|First try using same fabrics as in Mouthy Stitches swap pouch with Osnaburg|
|Reverse & interior - you can just see the 3 lines of hand quilting I added to the back for continuity|
|Pouch no. 2 using my beloved Echo prints and grey solid cotton for the background|
|Reverse of pouch showing lining, zipper choice & straight line machine quilting|
Seriously, though - when I can't be bothered to drag my machine from the top shelf in the dining room and set it all up, these foundation pieced stars are a great way to share evenings with DH snuggling under a quilt and catching up on some telly. We've recently re-discovered BBC iPlayer through our fabulous internet TV and have been watching some great British Dramas - Prisoner's Wives we are now up to date with - The Insiders is next on the itinerary - two down, two more to watch this evening!
Who knows - I might even start a foundation pieced quilt. Or am I really that crazy???