Yesterday and today I've had a bit of a production line going. I have decided that I would like to do more work using silk fabrics and to use fabrics of differing textures to add another dimension to my work. Inspired by the work of my quilt guru, Teresa, I thought I'd start with a Christmas tree in folded patchwork. So I made a pile of these.
Then I tweaked them a little to get the points as sharp as I could, pressed them and added some beads.
With the addition of more beads and a ribbon to hang the decoration up, ta dah! Now all I have to do is remember where I put it when Christmas comes around.
I'm sure you know how to make these little folded decorations but here's a quick tutorial for anyone who doesn't. Using cotton patchwork fabric will give you a neater, more accurate finish, I was using a variety of silk fabrics with differing weights and textures.
|1. Sew two contrasting equilateral triangles |
of fabric together right sides together, leaving a
small gap, turn to right side, slip stitch the opening.
|2. Fold each point to the centre and stitch in place.|
|3. Turn work over and stitch the centre point|
of each open side to the mid point.
|4. Stitching finished, tweak the fabric|
into place -
|5. and press.|