Foundation Piecing

By Judith
 on February 4, 2013

This is one of the first patchwork techniques I learnt, and it has remained one of my favourites!

I'm so excited to be teaching it next term, and am having fun making up some class samples!

First up, a Circle of Geese cushion, sewn in Mustard and Eggplant Irish Linen!

Circle of Geese Cushion in Linen Feb13

Circle of Geese Cushion in Linen Feb13

Next, a smaller sample, showing that foundation piecing can be used in little projects too!

Foundation Pieced Scottie Dog Pouch Feb13

This zippy pouch is 8.5" square, making the Scottie Dog only 4" square!  Isn't he cute! He's from the book 'A Quilter's Ark' by Margaret Rolfe.  I used soft brushed cottons and linen to make the pouch.

Foundation Pieced Scottie Dog Pouch Feb13

There are of course many ways to use this technique, in quilts, cushions, runners, handbags etc.

Egs of Foundation Piecing

And I've still to turn Spring Bloom into something!  Another cushion perhaps?  It is 18" square at the moment, but I'm open to suggestions!

Foundation piecing sample

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