Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WIP Wednesday - Week 11 - DQS#6 - Started!

Well I have been putting off starting sewing this dolls quilt for the flickr DQS #6 as there has been stuff I have had to finish before starting this. And I have been very good! I posted the Monochromatic Challenge off today and I sewed the binding down in another mini private swap, so I have rewarded myself with starting, at last! I drew this sketch last week, picked the fabrics on the weekend, have had them just sitting on the bench in my sewing nook, waiting paitently...

I've admitted in public here, that I just don't get the whole aqua and red combo which is so popular at the moment. BUT, I think my partner does, so I am going to try out aqua and red on crisp white Lakehouse spots. If it is on spots, it will work!

I got out the rotary cutter, slashed and sewed up these strips, then slashed them again to sew them together. From an outsiders point of view I sometimes think that patchwork must seem such an odd hobby, you cut up material just to sew it back together again! Works for me though.

I like to sew two quilt for my swaps, for one reason cause its hard to let go of your creation. Second reason, the second quilt made can alter the mistakes made on the first! Like already I am thinking to reduce the white between the blue branches to half of what it is here. We'll see....

12 comments:

upstateLisa said...

I like the red/aqua combo.. hmmm... maybe I am your partner!

elpf said...

I love your sketch. Can't wait to see the final product. I have that same thought about patchwork sometimes. Especially when I get myself into something big and I don't know when it will end. :)

Emma said...

You know I don't like red and aqua - but I DO like this. A lot. I think the purple makes it for me. Little birdies are very popular in the DQS, aren't they?!

Sarah said...

looks great helen! i'm going to start mine this week. i've gotta be an example for my swap bebes. :)
i think this works because the red fabric is more pink and you're adding purple to it too. (just my unofficial opinion)

Trisha said...

Another great design! Love your style! Love the color combo!

chaletgirl said...

Love your idea and sketch! And the 'prototype' is looking really good!

Austy's Mum said...

Looking pretty cool already Helen!

Cheryl said...

You are a true artist...love your work!

Cass said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt the drawing looks fantastic. I love those little birds

Racquel said...

I think it looks great - are you going to applique the birds?

ROZ said...

Yes, that's what my DH used to tell me, too. Charming quilt.

Romily said...

Great work Helen. I love how you have made two so you have a record of all your quilty adventures. I have nothing except Rom's cot quilt to show for mine!