Thursday, 27 March 2014

Throw Back Thursday | Fragment


It's Throw Back Thursday and I thought this would be a fun way of sharing some of my pre-blog quilting projects. 

I had a envisioned a quilt made from bars of fabric that seem to be fracturing, breaking apart and diffusing into smaller bits.  Thus the name Fragment.  

The plan was that that this quilt would end up as a wall hanging for my living room, so I pulled together some neutral grays along with a few pops in colour that suit my decor and personal style.  On thing that didn't go as planned: I intended to hang it horizontally above the sofa, but as things progressed it became clear that this quilt was made to be vertical.  So instead it hangs in a previously bare patch of wall beside the TV and makes a great focal point when you enter the room.  

I echo quilted the bars and a few random squares on my home machine, and I hand quilted the leaf/teardrop shapes.  I absolutely love hand quilting, but I'm also impatient so mixing the two techniques works for me.  I backed the quilt in an olive and white Ikat print, which you can clearly see showing through to the front on the image below.  Note to self: get better at photography!  

Happy Thursday!
--Liz





Sunday, 23 March 2014

Greetings!

Hello there, and welcome!  

I've drawn so much inspiration from the online quilting community and have decided to finally join in the fun.

I imagine that this will be a space where I can document my crafty-ness, keep a record of my competed work, share the things that inspire me and hopefully pass some inspiration on to others as well!

I expect that this blog will evolve over time, in the same way that expect myself to evolve and grow and learn and explore.  I hope you'll enjoy the journey along with me. 

So let's begin, shall we?


This Valentine's-y toss cushion is my first completed project of 2014.  Those who know me well know that I'm not usually the hearts/ponies/princesses kind of gal - but who doesn't love a little seasonal craftiness?!    

From the initial design concept to the finished product, this little guy came together quickly and effortlessly (OK, maybe not effortlessly -- I'm getting better at sewing zippers, but they still give me grief!). This was a perfect snowy Sunday afternoon sewing project.  


    
Don't you just love straight line quilting?  These lines are about 1/2" apart, and it was the perfect finishing touch.  

If you like this cushion, you can pick it up in My Etsy Shop.

Happy Sunday!
--Liz