Friday, 19 March 2010

Patchwork Progress

Having been unwell this past week I have done nothing except work on this when I have felt well enough and which I can photograph now the laptop charger problem is resolved ...............


It's getting there.  158 blocks completed and probably 75% of them pieced together in approximately 80 hours so far.  The next stage is to finish the piecing of this stage and then to make a lot more blocks to add 12" to both the width and height.

It's not without issues.  The dark (Timeless Treasures) fabric on the outer of the large centralish square in the photo has a lot of give one way ........... the wrong way thus it doesn't lay very well with the rest of the fabrics.  I'm not sure what to do with it just yet.

Although there is a lot of work yet to do before I get to that stage, I have been giving a great deal of thought as to how to finish it (probably too much thought for my own good!).  It will be a Roman style window blind pulled up on cords threaded through equally spaced rings on the back.  The patchwork needs some stability.  Quilting?  Nothing that is going to bulk it out and interfere with the fluidity of the piece so maybe straight onto a backing fabric?  Or perhaps a sandwich to accomodate some of the bulkier seam bits?  Nothing too heavy as am thinking of using velcro to hang at the moment?

It's addictive!  I'm desparate to finish it but it's hard solid work.  I don't feel so feverish now though my chest is rather sore so I hope it doesn't develop into a full blown chest infection.  I would like some normality in the kitchen.  I bought lemons for a lemon meringue pie over a week ago................... . 

My blog posts sometimes appear so negative .......... maybe I am a touch too self critical of my work at times?
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9 comments:

Createology said...

This is such a lot of work and so beautiful. Blues are my favorite color. Hope you are feeling much better now. Happy creating...

Marit said...

First of all, get well soon - and have you tried Echinacea? Another good one is honey and cinnamon in a little hot water. It's supposed to be a cure-all - and I'm trying it out at the moment.
Your work is beautiful. It will be a very well-dressed window when you have finished it. You must possess a lot of patience!

Ann Flowers said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the blues and the patterns, This is one wonderful piece. I love it!!!!

And ya I think your too critical of yourself. Your work is amazing;)

Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Chris Gray said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Don't be so hard on yourself girl....and enjoy that pie ;-)

Rachel said...

It's looking good. Maybe a relatively simple cotton sateen backing?

Anything I do for windows always has a thermal lining, but that's because we live in an old, draughty house!

artymess said...

This is so beautiful ....Lorna

Jackie said...

Oh..I didn;t read cerefully enough...a window blind might be a bit heavy quilted. But it would keep the light out!

Gina said...

It looks fabulous. Hope you feel better soon.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Absolutely wonderful piece. Congratulations!