Monday, May 23, 2016

Hope // 4

Just finished assembling Hope's quilt top. I chose to sew short seams by hand and long ones by machine. This gave me some change during the process enabling me to enjoy some evening activity on the couch as well as reduce stress on my neck and shoulders from bending toward the sewing machine for all too long.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Scraps III // 10 and last !

It's been a while since I finished Scraps III and finally I've gotten around to take some pictures. This quilt is giving me great joy. I love how I started with a single block design and gradually evaluated and decided further overall design decisions. The initial idea of using scraps from previous projects combined with lots of new and secondhand solid "whites" has resulted in something surprisingly new, fresh, elegant and cheerful at the same time. I was in doubt if it was worthwhile to piece also the monochromatic blocks with the same amount of love and care as the ones with colors but I am now convinced of it. A superficial eye may overlook subtle details. A careful one may find reward.

You'll have to excuse the picture overload. I can't help it.
The finished quilt measures 177 x 140 cm / 69 x 55inches.

Find the making of here:    // 1     // 2     // 3     // 4     // 5     // 6     // 7     // 8     // 9

Friday, May 6, 2016

Hope // 3

Eventually I found that this top didn't need any "border" at all. Right now I'm in the process of hand sewing these edge blocks. Then I'll have to decide if I'm going to sew together the whole top by hand or by machine.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hope // 2

So, after all of this...

... I got this far...

... and of course I started to think that maybe I should arrange the blocks in a different way. I printed a picture, cut it up and started to play around.

Only to decide that no, it was ok the way I originally envisioned!

Next I auditioned different "border" options:

This was not working for me and I had to step away for a while. Next I'll share what I eventually decided to do.