Sunday, 23 August 2015

Patching not worrying

I am still stitching away at my denim.  I had left some gaps - bits which I didn't stitch, to see if I liked the contrast between the plain denim and the decorated but it wasn't quite working for me, so now I have gone back and am adding little patches.



On and off I wonder where this piece is going to end up but I am coming to the conclusion that it seems to be more about playing and learning than making something specific.  It still sparks ideas for me all the time, and I guess one or more of them may lead somewhere, but for the time being I'll just stitch if I want to stitch, patch if I want to patch, and, just this once, not worry about where I'm going.

17 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is a lot of stitches when going through denim, how big of a piece is this?

Lisa J. said...

I'm still enjoying what you do with the denim. Very beautiful work which reminds me of the 60's.

Quilter Kathy said...

Isn't that a fabulous way to work/stitch/drive/live?!?!
ENJOY!

Cathy said...

My youngest son (age 31) just gave me a pair of jeans he wants patched that don't really look "patchable"....but you never know...they may end up looking like your denim or something I wore in the 70s! He might not want them back!

P. said...

I'm glad you are fun experimenting with this piece. I do like the patches!

tubakk said...

Sometimes it's important just to look at and feel the beauty of a piece of fabric. You know I love this one.

Catherine said...

Hooray for just having fun and experimenting. It is going in a lovely direction.

Suzanne said...

Nice experimenting. Will lead to some future beautiful projects!

Mary Marcotte said...

I haven't visited enough! I know this because I haven't seen the denim in a while. Your stitches make an interesting pattern, as always. So glad you're enjoying the process and play. And thrilled to see the denim again. It's really looking good. I love the colorful additions of the patches.

audrey said...

The best way, not worrying about where we're going! Love your stitching so very much!

Ann said...

The way you cut the patches off-center is interesting. I'm afraid I would have centered both; your method looks much better.

Mystic Quilter said...

What a relaxing way to work - and the result is great, especially with those tiny patches.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I took some classes with Gwen Marston. She would call this Liberated. Sew on!

Ruth said...

Nice to just play sometimes - I think we don't do enough of it!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Love what you are doing but my sewing machine would rebel big time

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

The warm colours of the threads and patches look wonderful. Have fun playing!

-Soma

Lara B. said...

Playing without an end goal is the best experience Kaja!
Loving how the patches and stitches look together on the jeans fabric!