The tasks in this chapter were to try seminole piecing using paper first and then fabric.
For the paper piecing I started with two strips of paper, one black and one white glued side by side. I then photocopied these strips and cut the copied block into sections and arranged these sections beneath the first strips. I continued this process five times. See image 10.1 below:
I started in the same way as the paper piecing, with a black strip and a white strip seamed together. I cut off the end piece and retained this for later.
Image 10.2 Image 10.3
I then made three parallel cuts across the remaining section (image 10.4)
I then cut the resulting piece in two using the Fibonacci sequence proportion of 2 : 3 and retained the smaller section.
I kept cutting and seaming the other piece in different directions. I randomly stitched the seams in different directions so that there was a mixture of forward and backward facing seams. I continued this until it became difficult to stitch through the layers (image 10.5)
I then joined the three pieces together as shown in image 10.6
I was pleased with the effect that was created from the random cutting and seaming of the section shown in 10.5. It produced an organic looking pattern which could well represent animal patterns.