Although I have done what would be considered traditional quilts I have a great modern quilt in mind. It will use silk from a sari I wore to a wedding in India (9 yards of gorgeous silk). I have been unable to just abandon the fabric. So I plan on using it in strips to take advantage of the decorative gold patterns woven into the fabric and will offset with white or perhaps some other colours that compliments the beautiful light aqua. I have sewn with silk but not done a quilt in silk before so a challenge.
Of course an idea is not too hard to come up with but the execution is the problem. Distractions are also easy to come by as it is time to shut down the garden; take classes which bring more projects and deal with mundane things like trying to keep dog shedding down to a minimum which leads to cleaning the vacuum which leads to other chores. Which lead to other chores........................ Sound familiar. My patio looks like snow from doggy undercoat. Ok so this idea is percolating but here are some pictures of recent projects both WIP and completed along with some others I will save for another post.
Distraction: Frosty garden moments too good to ignore.
Background Celtic Quilt. Almost finished. Two more borders to go. Part of bag from a class on making fabric but finished. Paper pieced block for Carol Doak mystery. Only 9 more to go. Under the Celtic quilt is another quilt top. Who says a design wall has to have only one layer? We will omit the tops folded up and ready to quilt and the quilt top which is a Christmas gift just lacking borders and the gorgeous Christmas quilt which is on stage 3 of making and will come after the borders on the Celtic quilt.
A couple of little quilts. Hated the house but it turned out ok and won a prize. The other is a use of non traditional materials; a shot taffeta for the background; thread painting for the trees and pumpkins; photo on fabric of doggy - Meg. and digital embroidery of leaves as part of the background. I also design digital embroideries.
So if I do not blog often I am not ignoring it just trying to shoehorn it in.
Have a great day and thank you for reading.