Monday, October 30, 2017

Pomarium first garden

I made quite a nice progress on Pomarium. It was a little hard to move to the garden part, but after starting it I realised for the 1000th times how much pleasure it gives.
Chatelaine: Pomarium
Fonal/Floss: DMC + many silks as suggested in the kit
Anyag/Fabric: Zweigart antique white 32 ct Belfast

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Last (?) round of shopping

The shop I mentioned still in clearance, and I was walking by... You can see the result, another 10 yards wanted to come with me. They said they will close around 10th November, so maybe I will revisit them once more...

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Story of Not Buying Fabric This Year

I decided a month back, that I have enormous stash at least on my scale (something around 150-200yards), so I will buy anything only after using at least the same amount. And it seemed an easy thing: I have real nice things, I bought several taupe ones for my Yoko Saito which will take minimum a year to finish, so it is settled.
Then life was not only knocking on the door, but it used a warhammer: the fabric store at the corner closes (Szent Istvan krt for my readers in Budapest), and they have clearance - all fabric at half price. And they were not extremely expensive to begin with. The only 'good' thing that they already sold out their original quilt supply, so the temptation came in the form of solid and a very few other ones.
So I bought what you can see here, and I was trying to stay on the low amount side - are 30yards qualify? And I will return only on the last week to chech what else is available...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Falling leaves on the wall

I have finished Falling leaves and I am quite happy with this. This is my first own design 'art quilt' and I think it turned out just I imagined.
It is interesting how much does it change during the process. I was originally started with some tornado type thing taking the leaves, but this mismatch is much better. Originally I used several leaf types but having one is better. I was also planning to go without borders, but the materials were too small and I wanted to work from stash, and so on an so forth.
So this was my first but definitely not my last!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall(ing) leaves

Fall is coming, and I was thinking changing our wallhanging in the dining room for something in this mode. I went through pinterest, could not find anything useful, but all those beautiful photos triggered a new idea: beige/brown stripes like a foggy October morning, with colorful leaves whirling in the wind. In real life the colors a litther lighter and cheerier, this photo is a little depressed one.

I wanted something more on the modern side, so I came up with this top. It was a real quick process,  took only a day to design and sew, the longes time was the fabric audition. I used the photo add-on on my phone to get the values right: both the grayscale and tones version helped to choose the right ones. Unfortunately the middle stripe was too small, and when I saw the final result I added a border. It took away some of the modern feeling, but at least not too small. Maybe I will prepare another one with the right measures, but I promised myself not to by new fabric this year, so this is what I will have.

Falling Leaves - own design