first picture of black and red quilt

 
These are blocks I began in college in 1997 or so.  I did bleach resist using wooden shapes clamped around fabric.  I have added black corduroy in different wales.  I am now stuck, just for no reason. 
 
I made some new curtains for my bedroom that are from two recycled garments that I hand dyed a long time ago, and finally cut up.  I meant to make a quilt with them, but the curtains are cool with a fringe and decorative sewing machine embroidery.
Published in: on June 27, 2009 at 8:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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eliott’s quilt – Done

Eliott’s quilt is DONE!  I guess…
 
As you can see, I have doubts about it.  I love the small miminalist blocks with the hand stitching.  I love the stencilled stars and moons on the border.  I always like to have stars and moons on my quilts, and those in the border are not the only stars.  Lucky charms, I guess.  I am not as crazy about the handwritten areas.  I think in the future I will use a stencil or at the least a ruler to make anything written look more intentional.  I like the pockets and the letters and I don’t.  I feel like there were two quilts and I should have separated them. One quilt would have been minimalistic and the other one funky teenagerish. 
 
That all said there were many successes.  One part that I particularly liked was the binding.  I flipped the polar backing over the edge and zigzagged over it.  I also flipped the edge of the border over so the frayed part just emerged a tiny bit. It is very soft and warm, with the polar fleece backing and flannel border.  I chose not to add batting.  I kind of wish I had because the thick denim seams can be felt through the back.
 
I feel like I learned a lot from this quilt even though it was perhaps not my best work.  In a way, it was a sampler as all the denim quilts are. And I am on track to double the amount of quilts made in 2008, since it is only June and I have one done. YAY!
 
I have begun working on another, which I started in college in 1997.  I bleached black fabric with a wooden reverse to leave very blockish pattern.  I have framed each bleached piece with bright red flannel, mint green corduroy and now black corduroy of various wales. I should have photos soon.
 
 
 
Published in: on June 17, 2009 at 12:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

etsy

Looking at etsy is so sad.  Everything is so inexpensive and so well done.  I wonder how I would ever sell anything with my chaotic work.
 
I’ve begun to realize that I am really working on are journals.  Here’s a list of journals, some complete some in progress:
Wardrobe (always in flux)
Price book (newest)
Garden
Blog
Red Quilt (done)
Eliott’s Quilt
 
I don’t know where this is going, but is the work I am excited about.
Published in: on June 5, 2009 at 12:15 pm  Leave a Comment  
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