Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Chapter 7: Part 2 - Seminole Method, Fabric Samples

The following are my series of seminole samples created using my own shibori dyed, monoprinted and stitched fabrics, as well a couple of commercial fabrics. Each one was based upon elements created during the design phase, as posted in the first part of these chapter notes.

(1) Basic seminole patterns created from simple strips sewn, cut and re-pieced:

(2) Slightly more complex strip piecing:

 (3) Strips sewn, cut at an angle and then re-pieced:

(4) Alternating strips:

(5) More alternating strips:

(6) Introducing bleached fabric:

(7)  In this sample I played with mirror images, but this time with fabric. Having had difficulties with this technique when playing with papers, I found working with fabric easier. Four strips were pieced in the ratio of 3:1:2:3, which was then folded in half, and cut at angles, then sewn together to create a zig zag pattern.

(8) The next complex block was created from 4 strips put together in a ratio of 2:1:1:2. This was then cut into 2" and 1" lengths, and then re-pieced in  2:1:1:1:2:1:1:1:2 alternate arrangement.

(9) The following sample combined a number of seminole strips explored in the samples above. Most of the seams were left raw and front facing seams, frayed.

References for all patchwork samples created for Chapter 7:

Strip Patchwork by Valerie Campbell-Harding

The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting and Appliqué by Linda Seward