It is all done. It is a label embroidery and a washing away from packing.
It took me so long to complete it. I mixed and matched sessions around important things in the past couple of months. I am happy it is done.
It is the Light week now - the one following Orthodox Easter. The quilt was bound for Palm Sunday - my name day - almost 2 weeks ago.
Busy dynamics week sometimes mean less quilting than desired. This week seems to be a day-in - day-out quilting rhythm one. I was quilting on Monday and Wednesday and will probably quilt again tomorrow.
Here how it goes. Monday added fuchsia touches here and there. Flowers and fillers around. Wednesday added more details and I am curious to see how the original plan will relate to the rest of the quilt /not shown on pictures here/. I suppose it will be moving
This is an old project, I never called UFO. It is kind of on going with a few stitches done now and then between other machine quilted ones.
March and December a re pretty red and white months for me - snow and Christmas berries and ribbons for December and white and red yarn for March as in the martenica tradition.
So I decided to finish this red and white quilt in March. Brought it home and started adding a few stitches every day. Or a few motives every couple of days between busiest days.
Here is how vivid our living room was when I was taking pictures yesterday.
I just laid them next to each other and enjoyed the pure colors.
I am in the mids of making a big bed quilt and already planning a smaller one. Maybe a lap size.
The pastel quilt on the picture /left/ was an impulsive project - I cut rolls for the fabric shop and loved the combo, so just pieced and quilted it. It matched the living groom perfectly and lives there. I think of a brighter one for this spring to join it...
What I love most in a quilt is the crinkles and the lovely texture and softness they result in. Here is a washed softness. So much better than the "plain" unwashed thing it was at first!
The green-blue palette is so me. It makes the current pink quilt look a little strange.
Played with a few quilts today. Thus the pink in the corner. More pictures coming tomorrow. Happy Thursday!
I've been playing with pink, fuchsia and violet patches lately. Here is the result so far. It was a baby quilt test at first. It went totally on its own and is about to become something else. I tend to "listen" to a project and let it form its style - it is a journey. This one is a little more.
I respect multiple bias seams and I am not normally anxious to sew something with so many patches joining together in single point. This is 8 patches in every block corner! Not my piece of cake for sure. What did I think with my really scarce time?... But... it gone wild. Absolutely and helplessly wild. I even had to press. I do not usually do - just piece.
A new month and glorious sun! It's worth celebrating after all the snow a couple of days ago. It is a special holiday here today. We celebrate the first day of March for it is the day of Granny Marta. She is a folklore character and nice loving woman who gives people twisted red and white wool threads. It is a a little magic for health and long tradition celebrating the end of winter and welcoming spring.
When I decided to take the time and draw trying to figure out if I can make a decent fabric design... I did not think I will draw something this big, or a lady bug. I thought that the Spoonflower contests are a good way to stretch comfort zone. I know, I am not technically close to comfort zone yet - is is the steep learning curve now. Still, challenge helps even before getting to a flatter learning curve. So, the contests stretching the not yet reached comfort zone, came with a warmable slip pillow challenge last week.
The quilt was washed, dried and captured last week and I have been quite intrigued in making similar color studies since I played with it besides a sunny window. It is all my design and make and I want more.
Strip patchwork quilt in pinks and muted dried roses tones... It will be nice in other colors too. I love pink but not because of the girly things it conveys. I am sick and tired of girls wearing nothing but pink /and sometimes purple/. Love the color pink - calm, fresh, energizing and light.