Saturday, 21 June 2014

A start

My first go at playing with the Harper fabrics, mixing them in with Oakshott cottons and some Kaffe Fassett stripes.


I don't know yet where this is going, but rarely do at this early stage - I just make some bits I like and then start seeing how they go together.  These may get used as they are, or might end up chopped into pieces and looking altogether different!

Starting a new quilt is exciting and a bit scary: where these fabrics will take me?; will this be easy or will I hate what I do and spend weeks trying to work out how to save it?; will I waste fabric and then need more of it than I have left.  My usual rule is that I buy half a metre of something but then don't let myself get more, so if I run out, I have to improvise.  In theory I like the challenge.

6 comments:

  1. Do you have a process for buying fabrics since they're so important to the process if you're doing it a bit at a time? And what's the longest you've had to look at one before it seemed to be right? Also I love the fabrics you're using, especially the kaffe fasset ones!

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  2. If I'm honest I just buy stuff I like, without thinking at all what I'm going to use it for. I do go through phases of liking a particular colour but really it's all just on a whim. Then they sit in my boxes until they seem to be what I need. Might be six weeks, might be six years! I'm glad you like them.

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  3. You work the way I do: start from the fabric and be surprised at what turns out at the end. Exactly!

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    1. And most of the time it's fun that way.

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  4. I love the Charley Harper prints. I have been wanting to make something with those fabrics but haven't bought any yet. Nice mix of fabrics!

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    1. Have a look at the Birch website, there are some great new ones coming - I think in about October.

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