jeudi 29 janvier 2009

Hand me downs.







I made this top last spring. Over the years i collected antique workmens shirts, the kind of fabric is a little sturdier than nowadays shirts. A soft glow comes from the oranges and my beloved holy virgin blue. I had great fun making them; still a lot leftovers so i go on hunting this kind of shirts.


Today was the magical days i realised that spring is not so far away, the light has changed, bright sun, still very cold but i like that, so had a long walk.


Tonya was still here when we both looked at this top and she mentioned that the charm would have been greater if the blocks would have been made in a slightly more uneven way, the Gwen Marston way. And you were right Ton, i will do so in a future top!


A public transport strike made things difficult for a lot of working people, i'm lucky girls, time for sewing now!
Three options for finishing: just ticking,normal quilting, or a rustic quilting with thick thread, any suggestions?


15 commentaires:

Fabric Fanatic a dit…

I think I would like to see it with the thicker thread in a more rustic style of quilting. It certainly would go well with the workmen's shirts you used in this quilt. It's beautiful.

Bonnie a dit…

I love the quilts you make! You are so much like me, Will!

Bonnie

Diana a dit…

I love your quilt, Will! It looks so warm and cozy. Have you thought about quilting it with all over fans (also called Baptist fans) like Bonnie often does?

karenfae a dit…

I like it, and like how you got the fabric - totally scrap!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Lazy Gal Tonya a dit…

Will, this quilt is so gorgeous and it just glows. I'd love to see a post about the workman's shirt - I had no idea what they were when you told me about them. Surprisingly thick, that's for sure. As far as the quilting goes, I'd think either ticking or utility quilting. So glad you've started blogging!

Karen a dit…

What a great quilt!

Dionne a dit…

I love that quilt top, I love it exactly the way it is! Such wonderful fabrics
Cheers,
Dionne

Dionne a dit…

I love that quilt top, I love it exactly the way it is! Such wonderful fabrics
Cheers,
Dionne

Sonnja a dit…

I love the quilts you make!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn

Clare a dit…

Hi Will,

I've heard so much about you and your gorgeous quilts so nice to see you blogging.

Lovely colours - the orange is gorgeous.

Jackie a dit…

Love the quilt top! I think a rustic quilting would go well.

Yuki a dit…

Love your pictures!

ttfn :) Yuki Nakamoto in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Janet a dit…

Rustic quilting with thick thread, definitely!

Lynn Dykstra a dit…

Very humble fabrics--a lovely quilt

disa a dit…
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