Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Patchwork Picture - Victorian style

A quintessentially American patchwork pattern - Rolling Star - gets a convincingly Victorian look because it's English hand-pieced in an eclectic mix of cotton, velvet, silk and satin (an old nightie). Piecing this block in these fabrics would have been difficult by any other method. One of a pair framed under glass as mock Victoriana. Viewers tend to assume it really is Victorian and I've given up explaining!

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