Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Quilting...a new project

For those of you that thought weaving was going to replace quilting for me - Take Heart!  I have started another quilting project.  This was inspired in part by Pat Merkle's Layers on Layers quilt.  And partly by a dream/thought in a half awake state. 
I pieced the background and the "flames/tentacles" using a curved piecing technique that is on my YouTube channel called "Wavy Bars Block
The circles I cut out using a plate, a saucer and a small bowl. The larger two I tried to do a turned edge machine applique.  Ha that needs some work! My circles have a few pointy edges.  But not to worry, I may embellish over those anyway.  That is a "let's wait and see" proposition.  This will be an artsy wallhanging.  I am currently planning some heavy quilting on it.  Time will tell.


I also bought some upholstery fabric to use to make a bag for my loom.   There is one you can purchase premade for only $65 plus shipping.  (I don't think so!)  For $5, I got  2 1/4 yards of the upholstery material.  I am sure I can make a suitable bag.
Do you look at items and say "I can make my own for a LOT less"  when you are shopping?  I do it with manufactured goods all the time.   However, when it is handmade, I say "maybe I should support the artist."
Support handmade!

Comments are welcomed. I will reply when possible unless otherwise stated. Foolishly posted "hate speech" comments will be swiftly removed.

9 comments:

  1. It's wonderful Gene! It will be neat to see how it transforms over time.

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  2. Love the colors! I'm looking forward to see what you will do next :)

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  3. I'm sure it will be amazing by the time you finish

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  4. I say that all the time.
    Can't wait to see all the pretty quilting you're going to do.

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  5. I know what you mean about supporting the artist. I have an artist friend (at least I think she's an artist!) who makes beautiful purses and totes and such. I could probably make those too, but she does such a darn nice job, so neat and meticulous, and clever with fabric choices, I'd much rather buy her items!

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  6. It begs for your style of heavy quilting, a separate work of art in itself!

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  7. Love the start you've made....oh, so familiar! I tell myself that all the time when I look at a big ticket item and think of the places that I know I can get the supplies to make it! :) But I agree, it's nice to support the artisans!

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  8. Can you really feel like an artist if only artist's are buying your stuff? When someone tells me they have never made a thing in their life and then buys something from me...then I truly feel like an artist. I can't keep up with your projects...I guess I need some wind blown into my sails! This one is going to be full of color so I'm watching.

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  9. I am glad that weaving will not take over, it is pretty, but ya gotta quilt too. Right?
    Love the flames. Can't wait to see where it goes.
    I do that with things too...say I could make that for less. I usually get an eye roll from one daughter and the other says, yes, we could do that.
    Guess it depends on the project. A bag ok a quilt rack, I don'tthink so. ;)

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