Sunday, 19 September 2010

Patchwork Star



I made my patchwork star from a sample book of Sanderson prints. I had seen the stars in magazines and thought it would be fascinating to make one. Then I saw it in an old book I found in the charity shop, so I had to have a go.
It took 60 triangles, sewed with a card backing. Three triangles were joined to make a pyramid, which therefore made 20 pyramids.
It was tricky, so tricky I put it away for a while. Eventually I finished it. It is hard to explain, but you can see in the photograph that 5 pyramids join in a star shape, therefore you use all your 20 making these star shapes and then join it all together. I found it difficult getting inside the shapes to join the seams.
I was thrilled to finish it and I loved the finished result.
One day I will try a different sized star.
It was like a puzzle joining it together to make the whole star. I

7 comments:

la maison LaFortune said...

That's gorgeous! Where did you find the pattern, and does that have a name? I would love to have a go at that!

ellie said...

Beautiful ! Well done, what a task ! XXX Ellie

Dorothy said...

I subsribe to your Drawings in Nature blog and then just discovered this one too!!
Your work is lovely!!!!
What a challenge this star must have been. Did you sew all the finished triangles together? Or glue them. I can't even imagine how you did this..would love to try it!!!

Bella said...

This star is a testament to fine sewing and much patience. Are you going to hang it somewhere nice?

Nancy Goldman said...

HUH???? You SEWED this? I've sewn since I was 7 and I can't wrap my head around how you would manipulate this. It's beautiful and amazing!

Preeti said...

Very nice! I have not seen this kind of patchwork before !good job:)

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