This week I’m starting a different book:
Rebecca Wat is an Origami artist and she has adapted some of that to fabric. Each chapter in this book demonstrates how to fold a flower, and then gives a couple of patterns for quilts, wall hangings, or embellished garments. The pictures are all yummy, too!
Up first is a star-flower. I made a couple of these and you can see that it works best with a solid or near-solid fabric. The sizing in the print made it somewhat resistant to creasing, so I “helped” it along with a couple of blind stitches. The plain yellow, however, is au naturelle.
I also tried a couple of variations on the basic star fold. Those were fun, so I decided to go on to the next chapter.
This is a flower with petals that open out and is the style shown on the book’s cover. This one started out as a 6-inch square, but I also did some from 3 1/2 inch squares.
I had a couple of issues here. Besides not being able to tell right-side from wrong-side, that is!
The petal points are formed where the raw edge is folded in. As you can see in the close-up, it can be difficult to keep those raw edges tucked out of sight. This is a case where you want the extra sizing that I struggled with in the first flower. I really like these little 2-inch flowers, though, so I would probably add some anti-fraying solution before folding.
Here’s a shot of all of today’s flowers. You can see I tried them in a variety of sizes and layouts. There are lots of fun things I could do with these.
Next week . . . Roses!