Archive for January, 2012
Audition for ‘African patchwork’ by Leslie… beautiful scraps, beautifully arranged. She has since dispensed with the black borders, and butted all the African prints up together. I love how it looks above, but I’ll admit to preferring her later version.
As you can see, we are having fun in this class. Last week, we worked on embroidery stitches. This week, we’ll continue with a few more stitches, look at binding ideas, and continue with works-in-progress.
Find a great stitch reference here: arts and design needlecraft glossary.
Posted in In the Company of Cloth, tagged "dee mallon", "fiber arts", "prayer flags", cloth company, flannel, house, hut, pins, pjs, plaid, plaid flannel, quilt, quilting, sewing, stars on January 21, 2012 | 2 Comments »
My strategy is to work the places that can easily be worked first, always making sure that where pieces meet, the fabric will lie down properly. Pretty much means working edges inward. It helps to have two needles going, sometimes.
I am doing a combination of folded-under applique and raw-edged. Probably, with the possible exception of that red velvet, this quilt will be entirely hand-quilted.
You may remember this bleached red plaid from the Happy Hut Quilt that I made for D. (that red plaid flannel was used, one December not long ago, to make his pj bottoms – a traditional Christmas Eve gift in this house (though I will admit to buying the pants in the last couple of years)).
I am in the thick of replacing my website using ‘weebly’ – a drag and drop method. It’s not that versatile and in fact, very frustrating, but the price is right and at this point (I haven’t added text or images to my existing website in YEARS because it is so cumbersome), almost anything will represent an improvement.
Anyway, I just came across this quilt. See how important it is to date your work?! I would have guessed “2008″ as the time frame for this poppy, but stitching reveals that it was made in 2002.
I keep wanting to ‘get back’ to poppies and keep finding that I don’t.
Do any of you, dear readers, have themes or images that you developed/loved and that were well-received and that you keep saying you will ‘get back to’ and then don’t?!!
Why, I wonder.
Maybe it’s not enough to go back to something just because other people liked it. Not sure. Ideas, responses welcome!
Today’s the busy day – writing class in the a.m. (Yikes! must bathe! Must eat breakfast! Must do Morning Pages (writing class is so much better if I do them first)) and then my quilting class (here, thankfully) in the afternoon.