Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 »
Type of item: Functional
What was your inspiration?
when Amy put the challenge out I was first looking like a deer in headlights. i don't normally think out side the square....I'm very much a "make it like the picture" kind of crafter (only after a few times will I put my spin on things.
Anyway, just got hexagon graph paper (found .jpg on the net somewhere) and started making shapes. I had the teapot idea, then remembered I had the teacup fabric as the background.
What are you most proud of?
I'm pretty chuffed with the hexies and all the hand sewing involved.
Is quite addictive. I can see the attraction in making an entire quilt using this method.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If I had my time again, I think I would hand appliqu the teapot on to the background fabric rather than using my machine. That's primarily just because I think I can be more accurate by hand rather than machine (all those turning corners, too many places for little inaccuracies!)
the paperpiecing I found quite easy. I just traced Amy's pattern onto hard cardboard, then used that as a template to cut out a stack using paper. The paper I used was from an old calendar, it was thicker than normal photocopy paper but flexible enough too.