Wednesday, November 5, 2014

heritage rejigger

 wouldn't you know it, I remember to start taking pictures halfway through a project?

 I decided that he way I had this project in one solid piece separated by lace was NOT going to work.
so I pulled it apart and started to fool around with it.

there was too much color in it, to leave it the way it was. to confusing to the eye as there was no place to " rest" and too much to take in at once.

so I auditioned a bunch of colors for the background.

black seemed to work best and as the only black velvet I could find, had some stretch to it, I used a muslin backing on or it would have distorted the moment I hung it on a wall! 

this is my "orts bag"  I had to experiment with the cuts so the first 1/2 yard or so was sacrificed to the sewing gods.

once I got the positioning right, it was easy.

making it square
 though that top middle one kept mis behaving. I kept either, cutting it wrong or sewing the bevel the wrong way in.
I ended up pulling thread on it at least a half dozen times!
 so how many of you use your tile floor to square up a big piece?

I sure comes in handy when I can't do it by ruler alone!

Isn't it lovely!  Now, there is a place for your eye to rest.  Also each block has it's own showcase and by skewing the blocks, you give it some movement as it's not all static squares on top of squares.

just for giggles here I am trying to get the best picture.

when inspiration takes you, you sew in your nightie too don't you?


UrbanFrog said...

I sew in my jammies all the time! The black is wonderful - it really sets the blocks off, and I love the skewing of the blocks. A beautiful piece!

Marilyn said...

Well, gee, I thought jammies were the proper attire for sewing. Many times I've been caught still in my jammies because I've been sewing when someone comes to the door - including the plumber yesterday when he came to fix the furnace. Seriously, who would think a plumber would show up at 8:30 in the morning!

Marilyn said...

Oh, I forgot to comment on your quilt. It looks amazing :)

Rengin Yazitas said...

Your quilt is so pretty.
Don't you use "macro" for better close-up photos?
Rengin, in Istanbul

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Lovely to have found you. I'm posting great finds of crazy quilt bloggers and I'm including your blog, you can follow to see when its live.
Great stuff, but it would also be awesome to see your work close up by simply changing the size of photo when placed into your post with blogger tools.


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