Sunday, 2 November 2014

Birds and the blues

As mentioned on Friday I have broken my usual rule this week (one quilt in the hoop, one being pieced, nothing more) ans added in a new little project.  

My sister and I have been talking over the idea of making some sort of coat/jacket inspired by Japanese boro and by French denim workwear.  This is in its very earliest stages and given that we live a couple of hours apart is not going to move along that quickly, but I have started playing around with scraps from old jeans.




I'm also still working away at quilting Charley Harper, which currently looks like this:



It seems to be moving along quite fast, though this is probably mostly because the last couple of things I quilted were on the large side, and this is quite a bit smaller.  

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Sewing.  

11 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

I have recently discovered the boro stitching and find it fascinating. Love your work.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I saw a show on the Japanese Fisherman's coats with all the sashiko designs on them. Added to mend and add strengthen the coats and some think hand quilting is fragile, not! Looks like fun but isn't it hard on your hands to stitch thru the denim?

The Cozy Quilter said...

Love the Charlie quilt colours! Happy stitching to you!

Christine Feldstein said...

Wonderful birds and great stitches!

Suzanne said...

Both your projects are fascinating...thanks for sharing the great photos!

Karen said...

I like that shade of blue in your quilt.

Sarah said...

I love the colour and fabric in your quilt and will keep an eye on your new project. Looks interesting!

Mary Marcotte said...

Okay, so you make me wish I'd kept all those old jeans that hubby (and I) outgrew. Your idea is really interesting so my plan is to watch how yours turns out while searching for old jeans to give it a try. Keep us posted!

Cathy said...

Oh, I really LOVE what you are doing with the jeans.

Quilter Kathy said...

Is it hard to hand stitch through denim? Do you use a special needle? Love the effect!

Kelsey Boes said...

Your jeans project looks great so far. Definitely a promising start!