Saturday, August 8, 2009
I love crazy patchwork. I sew it the traditional way, with the raw edges being covered with either ribbon, braid or embroidery, because I can make the patches irregular and place them where I want to. I know many people now prefer to use the sewing machine, but this looks to me like a modified log cabin design and I am more interested in the freedom of irregularity. I recently made a waistcoat which I show you here. It is velvet, satin and heavy Chinese satin, kindly donated by my cousin Jan, and I enjoyed making it, though it is quite heavy and hot to wear.