Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Granny is growing on me...

Do you know what works wonders for creativity? A clean sewing space! I had a few hours for myself yesterday morning, the first morning in weeks that I could spend in a leisurely fashion. And I used the time to clean up my sewing space. It was bad in there, really, really bad. There was fabric everywhere, and I had somehow gotten into the habit of cutting fabric and then dropping the rest on a pile on the floor. And it was really starting to block my creativity since I was dreading to even go in there. But now I sit at my (clean!) desk and look around and marvel how much space there actually is...

As soon as it was clean again, I got to work. I know I already posted this yesterday, but I'm quite taken by it and think I need to show it again. This is a block based on the octagonal orbs block by Elizabeth Hartmann. I intend to make it into a pillow for the German speaking swap that's going on over at flickr right now. I hope my partner will like it...

 

Over the weekend, while there was still chaos around me, I already made a pillow with Sweetwater's Noteworthy line. My original plan was to make this design with the Tula Pink fabric, but then I somehow did not like that idea anymore. But the positive thing about this is that I now have a new pillow on my couch. Unfortunately, it does not match any of the other pillows, so I guess it will go to a new home at some point in the future.


I also made a few more Hope Valley/Chicopee granny squares yesterday.


I haven't decided yet whether I will just put the in rows or whether I should mirror the granny square layout with the blocks on the quilt top, like this:


Any advice?

I'm linking up with hugely talented people at freshly pieced for WIP Wednesday!


Playing with Pillows

Hi, I'm still alive and well, I just had to take a little blogging break due to a puking child. It wasn't pretty, but he's up and running again and could be shipped off to pre-school. And that gives me precious morning sewing time...

I'm currently participating in a German speaking pillow swap on Flickr, and I was playing around a bit. I have no idea if my partner will like this, but here's hoping...

Ich musste ein kleine Zwangspause einlegen, was bloggen und naehen angeht, da mein kleiner eine ganz fiese Magen-Darm-Geschichte hatte und er aus dem Spucken nicht mehr raus kam (und ich aus dem Waesche waschen!). Aber seit gestern ist er wieder im Kindergarten und das gibt mir wertvolle Zeit zum Naehen morgens!

Ich bin momentan beim deutschsprachigen Kissenswap auf Flickr dabei und habe mal angefangen, ein bisschen mit meinen Stoffen rumzuspielen. Hoffentlich habe ich den Geschmack meiner Partnerin getroffen...

Mehr Kreatives gibt's wie immer beim Creadienstag!