Work done for City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Embroidery with Distant Stitch.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

"Virtual Seminole"

Taking refuge in my studio from the (endless) snooker on TV, I started playing around with Photoshop, cropping, copying and pasting my pictures of my monoprinted fabrics to make a patchwork block, which I then turned and cropped again, into several different strips.  I turned each alternate strip upside down and copied and pasted it all.  A very easy way of doing virtual patchwork (easier to do than to explain).  An enjoyable evening, livened by Scarlatti playing in the background.

Certificate Module 2 Chapter 7 PS

Sian wondered what the back of my log cabin pieces looked like, so here they are:

2.7.A8 reverse
2.7.A6 reverse
2.7.A7 reverse
Sian also suggested I might try chopping up one of the log cabin blocks to make a seminole design.  I sliced 2.7.A8 into diagonal strips then played about with the layout until I got something I liked.  I liked the fact that the shape changed from a square to a much more interesting one.  I also liked the chevron effect gained by turning alternate strips upside down.


 This has given me a renewed interest in log cabin piecing - as long as I chop it into bits afterwards!!