Green Woman #6 – Background Piecing!

February 25, 2020 at 7:47 pm | Posted in Fiber Art, Patchwork | 4 Comments

I said I’d be a while, but it turns out it took me just over a month to do the sewing, which is not too bad in terms of project speed.

Here’s what I started with:

Green Woman #5 - background fabrics

Sewing the pieces together was a highly technical exercise, since every single one of the seams is curved. I relearnt what works best with this kind of piecing. Note to self for next time: Tight curves are much easier if sewn in two halves, which means half as many pins to stick yourself with at one time. Additionally, it’s much less likely that the fabric on the bottom will bunch up and end up under the needle of the sewing machine when it shouldn’t have.

So, here’s the result of all that sewing and ironing:

Green Woman - pieced background

I think she looks pretty put together already. I’ll add the fine details and some shading with the quilting, I think, which will fit the original line drawing. But first, I need to get the white foreground and the various vines sorted out. This will take some experimenting, so I’ll probably show you the result of those experiments next time.


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  1. I am amazed at how flat this ended up! Amazing job!

  2. coming together nicely!

  3. Looks like very intricate work, well done ! Looks fab

  4. […] where we left the lady last time, and I’m afraid that’s what she still looks […]

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