I'm currently working on some patchwork. I used to think that patchwork was a bit ... well ... naff. They look great but it's not proper sewing ... it doesn't produce anything useful or an item you can wear. I don't usually have time for it.
Having almost exhausted my stash of fabric, I am left with a lot of fabric that is not big enough for a garment. I have been loathed to throw any of it away as surely it can be used for something! When sorting through, I found that I had an abundance of red and blue fabrics and came up with the idea of creating a red and blue themed patchwork.
I spent a whole afternoon cutting out 4 1/4 inch squares. In total I needed 62 red squares and 62 blue squares. That's a lot of squares. Each of the squares needs to be cut into four triangles across the diagonals to create the pattern I am after. I will then alternate squares of red and blue to create a checkerboard effect.
I have to say that patchworking is incredibly hard work. Cutting out all the squares has taken a lot of time and effort. I haven't even begun piecing the patches together, but I expect that will take a while too. I don't want to say too much until the item is finished, but I think it's going to look amazing!
Have you tried any patchwork?