Wednesday, 18 March 2015

not so modern a quilt block continued

Quilt Routes by Deborah O'Hare

As described here, this is how I decided to stitch this/these blocks.

Quilt Routes by Deborah O'Hare

The outside edging stitch didn't take a s long as I had anticipated.

Quilt Routes by Deborah O'Hare

I must be getting better or faster (not necessarily the same thing) at hand stitching!

Quilt Routes by Deborah O'Hare

I took it along to stitch at an event (to be blogged about soon) last week and I was pleasantly suprised by the interest shown in it.
When all is said and done we all love the stitch. No matter how it is done, be it hand or machine, basic or exemplary, Stitch is King...or should that be Queen ;)

**This is part of my own personal challenge to create and learn a bit more about traditional quilt blocks while adding my own twist, as described here. I am following the free Block of the Month classes on Craftsy as my guide.


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Friday, 6 March 2015

hand painted fabric friday!

hand painted fabric by Quilt Routes

I know that many of you are still knee deep in snow, but around here it is definitely feeling like spring.
For me that means I can start fabric painting in earnest, as the warmer days mean better drying times.
Let's get those paint brushes working!
How does the warmer weather inspire you? I'd love to know :D

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

not so modern a quilt block

Alternative Trip Around the Block by Quilt Routes

The last time I talked about my Alternative Trip Around the Block. I had completed the Modern Frame Log Cabin block. I made two variations and inspired by slow stitching and by my increasing enjoyment of hand stitching I decided to put the two blocks together and do a bit of kantha stitching...

Alternative Trip Around the Block by Quilt Routes
  
...and give bit of a nod to Japanese Boro stitching.

The thing is all of this stitching has drastically changed the size and shape of this block and for a while I was pondering how I was going to bring it to 12 x 12 inches. 

Alternative Trip Around the Block by Quilt Routes

But then I thought the whole point of doing this is to have some fun and see where it takes me and that is when I decided to over stitch by hand around the whole block. 
I will share the whole block when I have finished. 
I could be here a while!

**This is part of my own personal challenge to create and learn a bit more about traditional quilt blocks while adding my own twist, as described here. I am following the free Block of the Month classes on Craftsy as my guide.


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Friday, 27 February 2015

hoping for blue skies

hand painted fabric by Quilt Routes

Yesterday I shared a pic of my process on Instagram saying that I was hoping for blue skies while painting some sky fabrics...and today I got some:D

my morning walk

This is a shot I took this morning while walking the dog. It does truly lift the spirits, especially after some of the grey weather we have been having.

hand painted fabric by Quilt Routes

Happy Fabric Friday!

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