Friday, 22 June 2012

Sewing Mojo

I've been trying to muster some sewing mojo and have at least managed to finish this little quilt made from one of Backstitch's Klona swatch cards, plus one square of gold fabric to make up the numbers.  When I'd finished stitching and quilting the swatches I thought it needed a frame so I sashed it in a plain linen and I've just hand bound it.  The linen is less sludgy in real life - it's a lovely Japanese slubby linen and not porridgey at all - but it doesn't seem like the sun is ever going to shine enough to capture it!  I imagined it as an oil painting with a plain wood and gesso frame, not being pretentious or anything:-)

I didn't make any attempt to line up the squares or to trim them to a particular size so the wonkiness of the squares is deliberate, as is the rather mad quilting, but it makes me happy.


Onwards and upwards to the next project in hand - I've an idea for the tutorial I've to do for my spot on the Let's Get Acquainted Blog hop (see my side bar for details).  On that subject, please do visit the two latest blogs on the hop:

Mina from  Kinda Quilty 
Suzanne from  Claas Creations

Mina shows the process of making a fantastically colourful mini quilt embellished with beads, and Suzanne painted and sewed some lovely educational beanbags.

I'm so relieved to be coming out of the creative doldrums - you probably know what it's like when you don't have the time or even the inclination, and how nice it is when you get it back!  For what it's worth, I'm adding this little quilt to the week's linky at Plum and June.


3 comments:

  1. it looks like it was a fun project... dont wait for the sun we will NEVER see anything !! x

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  2. Its good that you found some mojo:) I know how it feels to be mojo-less.

    Cant wait to see what you come up with for your turn at the blog hop!

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  3. I love quilts with a bunch of solids like yours!

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