Sunday, 6 October 2013

Peacock progression

The top is now underway. This post is picture heavy, as I want to document the steps to make this quilt. Not too many words to get in the way.
Initial sketch

Final sketch

Tail fabrics
Scaled to size

Possible layout (and the peacock's body)

Testing without cutting

Materials - cheap grease proof paper, glue and scissors

Glue strips of grease proof paper together. Fold in half lengthwise, using two fold-up tables to hold the fragile paper. Draw the peacock body and then fabric sections of the lines need to be spaced better - so do the subsequent blue lines.


Much better spacing! Use a sophisticated ruler to draw the lines

Keep going

Turn over to reveal the other half

Trace over the lines from the other side

Open. Check out the imperfect symmetry.

Test for size

Test again

Decide colour layout and number pieces. Cut sections apart and use as patterns for the fabric

Repeat. Change your mind about the starting colour

Pin before rotary cutting. Remember to include the seam allowance

Keep cutting sections apart, cut fabric and sew together. Keep them in order

Slowly getting there.  More to come.


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