October 30, 2012

A new project


Really it is an old project , a commission piece that I have been working on far to long. The request had no deadline which is not a good thing for me so my deadline for this is Dec 30 of this year 2012. Put it in writing and it is more likely to happen I was told.
I have designed and redesigned and was never happen with the outcome until recently when I tweaked a few lines by removing them. I'm impressed and did the little happy dance when I enlarge the sketch on to the paper for the mock up and pattern placement. It will be the largest art quilt to date for me starting at 50" X 75" and will be cut down some as I stitch and embellish. My original plan was to paint, dye, stitch, but have decided to layer and stitch with batiks and over dyes, some being my own. The painting and dyes may still apply but we shall see as everything is moved around.

First up is to see what materials I have in the cupboard so pulled all what I thought may work and layer them out for values. I may need more. And I do have access to a shop about a hour away  that specilizes in Batiks ,The River Gallery , and I am due for a day trip






 
I have another project that I started the other day , a comfort quilt for a friend’s daughter. The flowers and pink makes it very girly but the blue adds a bit of a contemporary touch. The back will be the pink and checked flannel.
Did a bit of shopping at Ten Thousand Villages on the weekend and besides olive oil and green tea I bought the cutest gadget.
 

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8 comments:

Linda said...

Gorgeous batiks! Love the cute little measuring tape.

pegsplace said...

Wow! This is what you have in your stash! What a stash! I love it! I saw those cute sheep somewhere too! I resisted. I can't wait to see your two projects come to fruition.

Susan Being Snippy said...

I'll have to check out my local 10000 villages to see if they also have a similar tape measure, seems I need one in every room of the house. Will try to be patient to wait to see what all those batiks become!

Sam said...

Oooh I can't wait to see what you do with those fabrics!

elle said...

Cute gadget! That is quite the array of fabrics. Good luck on the commission.

Regina said...

Deadlines - can't live with them, can't live without them......

rtquilter said...

Great to see you using B&W photos to look for value! It REALLY works. This is one of my favourite harps.

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

Lovely batiks.
I'm writing from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop. We're celebrating quilting/crafting bloggers in Canada this month with Blogathon Canada. Would be great if you would link up. More details here:
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