Finally! It was two months ago that I first talked about starting a new series called "Rough Patches", in a blog post titled "Series within a Series". The premiss was to create 4 batches of small fabric collage quilts, (called "Rough Patches").
Each batch would containing 9 individual Rough Patches. At the time I thought I'd have the first batch easily done within a few weeks, but between writing and illustrating some new patterns, as well as contributing some art and articles to some upcoming magazines, it wound up taking me a wee bit longer!
Each Patch pays homage to the worn and weathered farms and fields that surround where I live, and which, as many of you already know, I am so drawn to, time and time again.
( I am posting photos, almost daily, on Instagram.
Many of the photos I post feature those farms and fields!)
Various fabrics were used in the patches, including cotton tickings and cheese cloth...
Shot cottons, linens and rusted fabrics...
Homespuns, chambrays and flowered indian prints...
Rough Patch 5/1
Plaids and vintage crochet.
Rough Patch 6/1
The patches of fabric were machine stitched with little bits of hand stitching here and there.
Rough patch 7/1
Although ultimately very simple, each patch, each placement of fabric,
each tiny stitch, took a lot of thought and consideration.
My favorite part of the patches are the outer edges,
where I stitched small bits of fabric in-between the quilt layers...
and hand frayed all the edges.
To see more detailed photos and info on purchasing,
just click on the links below each Rough Patch.
Am thinking about the next round of patches now, planing on how they will be similar, and how they will be different... stay tuned!
Also, be sure to pop back in this Monday, March 17th, where I will be part of Candy Glendening's current blog tour. There will be a Giveaway! where one lucky blog reader will receive a copy of Candy's newest Quilting Arts instructional video, and a piece of her artwork made specially for readers of my blog.
See you then!