Thursday, January 23, 2020

Progress - The Night Sky

Today there was a nice bit of progress as I worked on The Night Sky quilt for my nephew.  I started with about eight large pieces.  I sewed some long and short seams to get the pieces joined.  Then once it was in three pieces, I took this photo to show you.

It is so large that I couldn't get it all in the photo.  It hangs nicely off the edges of my queen sized bed.

Here is the basic layout from EQ. 
You may notice that I changed the center block completely. I think that change gives it a little more "Pow!"  Don't you?    I also changed up the fabric in one of the blocks.  It added a bit more white to the design

The next step is to layer each section and quilt each of them. Then I will join them together into one big quilt.  I am excited with this progress. But I know that the next part will be time consuming. So if I don't post, don't worry.  I am probably working on it. But, I hope to post some of the quilting progress photos as I go.

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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Monday, January 20, 2020

Side Stepping

The Night Sky quilt is coming along, but I needed/wanted a break to do a couple of other projects.

I have gifted each member of our Spanish class with a quilted notebook cover and notebook.  But we recently got a new member who actually taught Spanish in public school.  She is helping us greatly.  So, of course, I needed to make a notebook for her also.

This will be her notebook.
I found a pre-pieced cover for it in my "chunk" bin. 
That piece was layered with batting and quilted.
Then it was cut to size. 
The interior lining and the end covers were added and sewn-
along with a pen pocket and a label.
Here is the entire outside of the cover.
I had a lot of fun quilting this piece.
And here is the inside front cover showing 
the pen pocket and the label.
I could not resist using the apple fabric.
I hope you get the symbolism 
but if not:
An apple for the teacher! 

I also pulled a warp that I had premade from the shelf and put it on my loom.
I could not resist starting to weave on it.
The weft thread (the one that goes side to side) is a thread that I space dyed 
some time in the past.  This warp seemed to be the perfect place to use it. 
This picture is probably more accurate in color

The weft thread is only red, blue, and purple, with spots of white where the skein was tied.  However, there is orange in the warp. Where the red sections cross the orange in the warp, the orange seems to intensify.

I am loving this fabric so far.  Of course, there will not be enough of the space-dyed yarn to do the entire length of the warp (it is six meters.)  I will try to use other weft yarns that  stay in the color family of the warp - but I make no promises. Ha ha.  Sometimes my muse has other ideas.

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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