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15 Feb 2017

The tower hexagons

In the shop they call the shqpe "POTC hexagons" - which means
Pachwork Of The Crosses -  but why?

I am counting - like Queenie - 38 pieces - how many I will make

I don't know yet. - I will make a table set. Nothing more.


And the class Embroidery School goes on. This is called cutwork -
the light blue part is cut out and replaced with the blue silk piece. 
Then embellished with all kinds of stitches:
laced buttonhole, French knots, bullion stitches, chain stitches - 
it will be a sample


3 comments:

  1. Hexagon quilts can grow endlessly, so they are perfect for when you have not decided on the size beforehand. You have however, as you know you want to make a cover for the table.
    The hexagon tower reminds me of a pile of small pancakes, the way my grandmother used to serve them when I was a child.
    The cutwork looks fantastic, Is the silk inserted with reversed appliqué?

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  2. POTC refers to the pattern that Lucy Boston came up with. If you google her, you will see she was a British lady who not only wrote childrens story books but had a passion for patchwork and stitched into her 90s I believe. Her POTC quilt is divine and there is a POTC Facebook group should you be on FB, which may interest you to join and see all the versions being made of her quilt : )

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  3. Love your pile. Good choice to work at the Chateau.

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