girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
girlie jones
girliejones

Crafting update

I have been sewing away in any spare moment I can find. I suspect I look to craft when I feel stressed. It doesn't mean I eat any less chocolate or really get to any of the multitude of things that are stressing me out but I think I find it somewhat comforting to have my hands busy.

Anyway ... crafting posts are all about the show and tell, aren't they?

Here is the pile of fabric bundles I am sending out tomorrow to mostly Tasmania ... sneak peek for some since others have already seen this month's project:




And below are a couple of the finished blocks for the quilt project I am currently utterly engrossed in. I bought a jelly roll for a fabric line by Moda that I just loved - L'Amour, amusingly - which was mostly because of a pink and chocolate colour infatuation I am on. I was throwing ideas around with my mum (its basically for machine sewing and I thought i would get mine out and learn but I didn't) who eventually suggested just wading in and cutting it up like you would normally for a quilt block. I decided that since I had so many variations in the one fabric line, I would try a bunch of Jinny Beyer patterns and play around with light and dark and 3-dimensional looks.



Since i had the reverse, sort of, I tried this block in browns:



As I was make it up, I thought was totally not going to work, in terms of the 3D work, but did when I finally got it all done up.

And this one which frankly was a pain to make and I have no intention of sewing again:



I've got two other blocks close to being finished up and am also starting to sew the first frames round these finished blocks. Some will be in brown and some in red. And then I a m going to have sashing in white followed by another strip of colour (unyet decided if combination of brown and red or only one).

Tags: craft, quilting
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