Thursday, June 15, 2017

Handwork

Here's a post about a handwork project I have going.  Wishing I could get it going just a bit faster.  It was envisioned to be a Paducah entry for next spring, but that means it must be done and bound by early December.  That seems unlikely. Never the less...

I started by making 4 of these bold blocks, all by hand.  The circles are silk, which just happened to coordinate nicely.

Next came 4 of these. They are slightly smaller than the first blocks, and also with silk circles.
Where is this going?...good question.  I thought I had a plan until I laid the blocks out to confirm the color selections for the larger center block. 

Hmmm... Not so sure I like all of them on the gray silk. It seemed like a good idea initially, but now I'm not so sure.
Then I pulled this scrap of what I "think" is grass silk Radiance.  I say "think" because I really don't know.  I have that many colors.  Kind of thinking it might be a better background choice. Not sure, but maybe.  Just ordered a few yards. I think it may be a discontinued color.
 It's time to make what I have work because I spent the bank on a summer vacation instead.  Either way, I need to get the center block pieced and then get onto the applique for the corners - one of the two designs!

4 comments:

Sewing Up A Storm said...

That is really pretty so far and I am sure it will be jaw dropping amazing by the time you finish it for whatever show it is ready for at the time.

lvkwilt said...

Just beautiful (as always) and I think that green works well...I've started to think of green almost as a neutral. I have no doubt this will be another masterpiece! Can't wait to see the finished product!

kupton52 said...

I am always fascinated by your "process"; seeing your works in progress is always a treat. This looks like the beginning of another award-winning quilt.

Diane Russell said...

Hope your machine is back and ready to purr. I love what you have shown. The green silk looks richer to me, very Arabian Nights. Makes me want to see Sean Connery riding up on a horse.