Another scrappy project for you today – Tessellating leaves. The blocks are only 3 inches square so an ideal opportunity to find and use those smaller bits.
This piece was made sometime in the ’90s and is the front of a jacket/waistcoat made when Jazzy Jackets were all the rage.
I misread the measurements for the jacket and then managed to add another seam allowance as well so it ended up far too big for me. But it did fit my dad and he very nobly wore it (indoors) for some time before the weather became ‘too warm for an extra layer’. I found it in the back of his wardrobe when I was helping mum after he died so I have kept it.
For the pattern I have done for you this week I have simplified the one I used so the piecing is much easier for machine stitching – no Y seams!
Barbara (Chainey) and I taught a variation of this at one of our Chris & Barbara workshops back in 2007 as well and I have used a couple of the pieces that were made then as illustrations too. This first one is Val’s –
and then to show you don’t have to use leafy colours, here’s Maureen’s
You can download your free pattern here and we leave you with a few of the alternative colourings that Electric Quilt’s magic wand came up with
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