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Saturday, January 19, 2013

sidetracked!


Okay, so I'm not getting a lot done on my UFOs at the moment, but I am stitching and quilting and having fun!  And that is the key thing - right?!

Yesterday I finally made a start on my Tangled Textiles challenge - Blue is the theme and I had a few things going on trying to get the old mojo flowing.  Lucky for me after looking at various bits and pieces of blue, inspiration did arrive.
some of the blue I was looking at - my indigo dyeing
Once I was happy with the route I'm going to take with that, I started looking at a quilt I'm quilting for a friend.  I pulled out my plexiglass and washable markers and started doodling some possible ideas.


auditioning some designs

After letting those ideas percolate overnight, I made some decisions and started quilting.  Here's some of where I've gotten to so far.
centre

stitched

I'm happy with it so far - what do you think??

Happy quilting!

18 comments:

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Fabulous!

Jo said...

Looking good, can't wait to see it finished!

LynCC said...

It's a Superman feather! I love it!!!!

Heather said...

That looks terrific. What a great idea to try things out on plexiglass first!

felicity said...

All I can think to say is, WOW! Beautiful work as usual, Janet!

dutchcomfort said...

Your blue pieces look fabulous!

Such a clever idea with the plexiglass! When you’ve decided about the quilting pattern do you draw anything on the fabric, or just quilt? It looks so beautiful!

Helen in the UK said...

Looks great so far ... look forward to seeing more as it progresses :)

just moi said...

I can only wish and hope that one day I will get as skilled as you. Your work is amazing. I'm anxious to see this quilt completed.

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elle said...

very nice!

a good yarn said...

Fantastic! I always agonise over the quilting design. These days I send most quilts out so that I'm relieved of the decision making process.

Arita said...

It looks great.

Beth said...

Great idea using the plexie. The quilting is looking great.

Poppyprint said...

Better you than me, obviously! I LOVE it Janet. Thank you so much - I'm super excited!! Although I can't wait for it to be complete, please take as long as you need.

momiji said...

Your feather quilting is so gorgeous! Have you thought about writing another tutorial?

Jilly said...

I think it is fantastic, I wish that I could do that. You just drew it on freehand? Wow!

karen said...

ohh really lovelly!!

karen said...

ohh really lovelly!!