Thursday, December 11, 2014
In The Studio
In my studio I have this growing pile of naturally dyed and printed fabrics- just sitting there waiting for "one day". So this week- even with the time crunch I decided to dive into that pile of goodness and start a quilt- for myself! I'm so excited about this project- I have been planning this quilt in my head for so long but have always been intimidated by the actual making of the quilt- it's clearly time to get over that and just start making it. Heavily inspired by a quilt I saw last winter at Oakland's a Verb For Keeping Warm I chose a very natural pallet of fabrics dyed with onion skins, turmeric and- my favourite- indigo.
Although this is clearly still a work in progress- I only have half a quilt top- I needed to share- I'm really loving how it's coming together! Using up all the leftover scrap natural linen is pretty satisfying as well- all the end cuts from pillows and custom orders from the past year. It's nice to see my scrap pile shrinking away and being put to use- repurposed- and enjoyed.
These days I don't have much time to sew- the urge to create still doesn't go away- sewing this quilt is a bit like itching a scratch. This is the business that satisfies my soul- gets me excited and keeps the creative juices flowing. I'm hoping to have the rest of the top finished by our holiday so I can get my mom to help me bind the edges. I really can't wait to have this little bit of handmade in my living room- curl up under it and read a good book. Merry Christmas to me!
P.S.- all picture taking was done after work!
P.S.S- thanks Kate for taking this picture of me!