Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wow, back to a clean surface


And a fresh start on a finish.


First up on the worktable, as a warm up for the warm up, is Eliana's party dress.


But I did want to start by showing that I did manage to get my cleaning completed from yesterday.  I put new paper down at the mixed media counter, seen on the far right.  The journal table is exposed.  The cutting table ready.  That huge pile threatening to avalanche onto Nina is all part of what is on my worktable and the goal this year is to diminish it.  :)  Yay for the Finish-a-long!


So I mended  the grand kiddie's party dress, which took 5 minutes(!) and actually started her mum's quilt blocks for the final border.


I had to really think about how the pieces are laid out.  The pieces remain the same but the colours change to make flowers.  Yellow flowers are on the edge and the green trumpets scallop around the outside.  Won't that be fun to bind!  I think I am out of my mind but it is a wedding quilt!  lol


This has been such a wall for me to get over and finish. I'm not sure why as I like it.  I can't find the instructions which I don't really need but it would be good to refresh my memory as to what side up and which parts to sew to which parts.  I already made a mistake but I think I am beginning to see the colour flow again.  It is starting to all come back.  whew!

So it may not look like much but I am starting and I shall keep this up until I have it all pieced.  God willing and the creek don't rise which is slim given the freezing cold we are experiencing!

I think I may check on the weather throughout Canada by visiting my fellow sewers at The Needle and Thread Network.

10 comments:

Mary Ann said...

It looks so complicated Elle...like a big puzzle but it will look gorgeous when it's finished...such pretty colours.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

looking good Elle!! This is going to be such a pretty quilt

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi again Elle....thanks for your nice comment. I do like to watch them work...lol. It is really cold; isn't it? I was out for about 2 minutes all day today. I spent the day in the sewing room...tomorrow is my day for the dare to Dresden hop. And I've joined more...lol. So; busy busy right now. I need to get my email sorted on this lap top. I can't email from blogger on here. For some reason it won't go to the right mail.

Regina said...

What a lovely clean studio, I never manage to get mine as nice. And that quilt is certainly quite demanding, so you are allowed to take more time!

Margaret said...

Elle, you are a braver woman than I to tackle piecing all those curves, even for a wedding quilt! May all proceed according to plan... :-)

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

That is going to be one beautiful quilt when you are done - the colors remind me of sherbet and have such a wondeful summery feel. Your work space looks inviting and fresh! Great place to get things done! You’ll have that pieced in no time, I am sure.

Createology said...

Be wary of a clean surface as it begs to get messy. Like a magnet attracts metal. This wedding quilt looks so difficult with all the curves. I know you will get it done dear. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

pegsplace said...

Complicated is the first word that comes to me but so pretty and delicate are the next! I like how you are doing this without following a pattern. I can never do that. Love it! Keep calm and carry on as they say! Thanks for visiting me. Oh, I love your creative space and your mixed media counter; so good to make altered books!

What Comes Next? said...

the studio is looking great - ready for all kinds of fun activities. I so love that wedding quilt - the colours and design are wonderful - good luck on getting it all finished up. Sometimes we just have to make ourselves do it when there is no good explanation for the lack of progress.

rtquilter said...

Wow, elle! This looks really hard and you are doing very very well. Love the springy colours,