Thursday, July 21, 2011

{i've finished this but you can't see it}

I've been working on something. But you can't see all of it. Yet. I can, however, show you these super-cropped close-ups to tickle your fancy.


It involves patchwork, starring bits and pieces of the vintage calendar tea towels that either you can't believe I've cut up, or you can't wait to see cut up more.


It involves my first attempt at free-motion quilting. Which, if you've never tried it, can best be described as the techno music of sewing. It's jerky, it's loud (if, like me, you haven't oiled your sewing machine), it's stressful -- but if you give in, it's kind of fun, in a let-loose sort of way.


And, of course, it involves red. Here, there, and, for fun, in the binding, too.

7 comments:

Kathryn said...

So cute! I love free motion quilting, it's so...free and flowy and fun. :)

I love your recent blog changes, it's inspiring - nice work.

Sewandthecity said...

Oh wow, is it a quilt...i can't wait to see it :-)

Alisa said...

Ooooh! You big tease, I do want to see more. It looks gorgeous! Love those seagulls, love those fabrics. I'm working on one in the same colours… When are you going to do the big reveal : )

Astrid said...

Yes, sorry to tease you so, but I've got my reasons -- a week and a half, and I'll show you all of it :)

spectacularfairywren said...

this looks a little blue blue completely blue! loving the 'seagals' as we'd call em at our place!

Astrid said...

Ah, yes, but still with a spot of red, of course! And what do you call the male seagals? :)

Rie said...

You're a tease! What we can see... looks great!