Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Plum feast !

It's currently hard to make time to sew! But I don't really mind. There is a time for sewing and then there are other times.

Our neighbors have invited us to help ourselves with their over boarding plum tree. The plums are gorgeous, really sweet and juicy. In other words just yummy! So I'm cooking jam and preparing portions to go into the freezer for future plum pies.
And then there is still my parent's vegetable garden I can take benefit from while they are on vacation. There is a lot going on in my kitchen these days.

Sewing studio has to wait. Maybe even some more as a longer trip is also on the horizon.
Hope you are enjoying your summer too!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Steps IV // 6

I'm taking my time with this. I still haven't started on the backing and I'm also out of batting. But it is always on my mind and I'm thinking a lot about how I want to quilt it.

To help me visualize my ideas I print several copies of a picture and draw imagined quilting lines on them. Here in red so that I can see something. But my plan is to use a light grey or similar color of quilting thread. In the end it will all be about texture and highlighting areas. We'll see how it works out. Most probably I won't start quilting before October anyway. Lot's of time to change my mind again and again.

And here just one of the other things keeping me busy as well. No tending and watering. Just harvesting and processing thanks to my parents! Still time-consuming but oh so good and satisfying!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Steps IV // 5

I'm happy to share my finished top of Steps IV.  And I'm very happy how it turned out. It is pretty much how I envisioned it. I am really fond of the colors and the movement.

Some close-ups.

Perhaps you are a little tired of seeing it but I think you won't see it for a while now. First because other things are coming up that require my time, second because I have to study how I want to quilt it. I have a rough idea but I'm not sure I can make it work. So I will not rush and take the necessary time.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Steps IV // 4

Assembly of the top has started and it shouldn't take much longer and I'll have a finished top.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Steps IV // 3

All the blocks are sewn and I have decided on the final layout. This is how I'm going to assemble the top. I'm quite satisfied with it this far and I'm wondering how the look will change once the seam allowances have shrinked them.

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