Sunday, July 10, 2011

How canI resist...

...the siren call of an empty drawer? This set of drawers is how I limit the number of projects I have on the go at any one time. My golden rule is no new project unless I have a drawer available to house all of the fabrics I want to use in a quilt. The drawer has been empty for some time now, ever since I finished Miss Emma's Husband in fact.




So, inspired by the Vesalius quilt in An Moonen's, A History of Dutch Quilts and wanting to use the beautiful fabrics I had purchased from Den Haan & Wagenmakers in Amsterdam last year, I got to work.




The chintzs are from a 'candy box' that contains about 60 strips of various fabrics. The tone on tone gold is / was a little bright as I wanted to use it in conjunction with a beautiful piece of border fabric I had also bought. So out with the tea bags and here is the end result. A good match don't you think?




After I have drawn up the design for the applique I copy it to a piece of vilene and then start auditioning fabrics and cutting them out until I am happy with the balance of colour and pattern.




Once this is all done I start the applique.




I have made good progress, there will be more to see next time.....



Until then, happy sewing,

Meghan


4 comments:

  1. I would be in sad trouble if I could only have the number of projects as you have drawers in your cart. I can see that is a good way to keep yourself in check and I admire that you do that.

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  2. Looks like there is room for a second cart of drawers next to the first! Glad you have an empty drawer so you can share more inspiration!

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  3. The fabrics are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing the quilt as it progresses.

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  4. I'm gonna do it too!!! The drawer thing is a great idea!!!

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