Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Ignore the color
Please ignore the overriding yellow tint to these photo's. I took them in the basement this morning and decided to post them because:
1) I am too lazy to bring the piece up and photograph it upstairs and
2) once you see the final quilt you'll be so happy at the colors and surprised because right now you're saying "what is she thinking - those colors are awful - poor Mim has lost it"
Anyway, I bought a book this past week with contempory baby quilts and it was like a door opened in my mind. (I'll post the book when I finish the quilt - have to give the proper credit.) Anyway, since them I have drawn designs for 5 quilts, and am working on number 1 - House on the Hill. All Applique work - which I have never done and is filled with fiddly bits falling here and there. But fun and colorful and SO different from piecework.
You can't see that the birds have legs and beaks, and the chimney will have embroidered smoke coming out. A few other little touches, including an awesome border and it'll be done.
Note the underground snake - my favorite.
The amazing thing about this type of applique work is that I can use tiny bits of fabric - not much goes to waste. Another opportunity to NOT throw anything away - oh joy.
Better stop admiring my own work now and get dressed and go off to the "real" job!!! The one that still pays the bills.
Have a lovely Tuesday.
Posted by Mim at 6:36 AM