Monday, August 22, 2016

- To the gills

Patch #235 Gills


Today a tiny patch-full of pin-tuck pleats as a memory keeper for this ...


No, it's not an umbrella. It's one of the mushrooms from week three of One Hill Country Year (http://onehillcountryyear.blogspot.com/2016/08/week-3-august-14-20.html) that morphed from tennis ball to lunch plate to this ...


The gills ...


looked like pleats of fabric. So I went to school on pintuck pleating.  Fortunately, I had a sheer thrifted blouse that had fine lines already printed on it ...


Not exactly the right color, but the 1/16" spacing was (ahem) tailor-made for pleating. However, I quickly realized the flower motifs were going to limit the working length of cloth available for the patch, hence the tiny, but very satisfying, end product ...


As for the title of this post, the following Merriam-Webster definition ...


made me think of an alternate example:  <The patch was packed to the gills with pleats.>

6 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Liz Ackert said...

Ha! So glad you like it!!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jude said...

i like it too

Mo Crow said...

such exquisite pleating!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks all! I do love to do the fiddley stuff ...