miercuri, 27 februarie 2013

Nu puteam sa las asa, goale, blocurile albe, nu? ;-) Si iata-ma exersand broderie, de fapt doar incercari de incepatoare. Departe de a fi perfect, rezultatul ma multumeste totusi, deocamdata...

I couldn't have left the white blocks untouched, could I? ;-) So, I decided to fill them with some embroidery. I am a beginner, but for now I like what I can do. For now ;-)...

duminică, 17 februarie 2013

Am terminat de cusut hexagoanele. Mi-au placut, mi se par usor de facut, cred ca voi mai lucra ceva cu hexagoane, dar deocamdata trebuie sa gasesc o bordura potrivita pentru ele. Azi m-am jucat putin cu ceva patrate dintr-un material care imi place foarte mult, dar care mi-au cam scos peri albi pana le-am potrivit (ma refer la materialul albastrui cu pasari si inimi). Toate bune si frumoase pana la urma, desi abia la final am observat ca am strambat un bloc :-(... Nu mai desfac insa nimic, de doua ori in doua locuri diferite e suficient pentru o zi :-))). Tot acest mic proiect e facut la masina, o premiera pentru mine, caci pana acum am cusut blocuri mai mult de mana (mi se pare ca am mai mult control asupra materialelor si asupra felului in care rezulta cusatura si colturile). Plus ca imi place sa-mi folosesc mainile in lucru de precizie ;-).

I finished the hexagons. I liked them and they are easy to be made, I will definitely make more projects with hexagons, but for now I must find a proper border for these ones. Today I played with some pieces of a fabric I like a lot (the blue-ish squares, with birds and hearts), but which proved to be a difficult job. And I managed to wrongly sew a block, and I've seen this only in the end :-(... No, I won't undo it, I am tired and I had enough :-))). I made this project entirely by machine, a first for me, since I like to sew by hand (I feel I have more control on fabrics and on the quality of the sew and of the infamous corners). 






 

sâmbătă, 9 februarie 2013

M-am lasat dusa de inspiratie si de curiozitate si m-am inhamat la hexagoane. Credeam ca vor fi mai dificil de lucrat, dar se fac usor si dau dependenta :-). Odata ce le-am inceput, mi-a fost greu sa ma opresc, doar intepenirea spatelui si tensionarea tendoanelor de la mana dreapta m-au anuntat ca e cazul sa fac pauza. Am reusit totusi sa cos o prima parte. 

M-am inspirat dintr-un proiect care mi-a placut foarte mult (sigur, pastrand proportiile):


I let myself guided by inspiration and I tried the hexagons. They seem easier to work with than I thought and they are addictive :-). Once I began working, I had a hard time stopping, only the stiffness in my shoulders and the tension in my right hand yelled at me to stoooop :-))). However, I managed to sew a first part.

I was inspired by this project, which I like a lot (of course, I am a long way from the original and from the expertise of that talented lady):

http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.ro/p/colorwash-quilts.html
 




Mi-au ramas cateva hexagoane din care am facut o floare pentru fiica mea:

There were some hexagons left, from which I made a flower for my daughter:







Concluzia mea: hexagoanele sunt haioase si usor de lucrat. Abia astept sa ma pot lucra din nou, de luni incolo.

In conclusion: a lot of fun! I can't wait to work again. 

duminică, 3 februarie 2013

Gata, am terminat stratul superior (doamne, oare cum s-o traduce in romaneste "the top of the quilt"?). Imi place cum a iesit, desi am avut ceva emotii cu alegerea culorilor materialelor. Acum trebuie sa ma hotarasc asupra modelului de matlasare... si sa decid daca il voi matlasa de mana sau la masina.

Ok, I finished the top. I like how it looks, although I had some challenges in choosing the right colors of the fabrics. Now I have to think about a quilting pattern... and to decide if it will be quilted by hand or by machine. 

Intre timp, arunc priviri galese materialelor albastre si-mi imaginez, imi imaginez... un nou proiect, bineinteles ;-).

Meanwhile, I study the blue fabrics and I search for inspiration for a new project, of course ;-).

 
In ultima vreme gandul imi sta la hexagoane, desi pare a fi destul de mult de munca la asemenea proiecte. Totusi, pare a fi ceva ce poate fi facut intre alte lucrari. Caci, nu-i asa, nu esti un adevarat quilter daca nu ai mereu ceva proiecte neterminate :-))). Si am inceput prin a decupa hexagoane, din hartie si din panza, pentru un proiect despre care stiu deja ca va fi destul de mic, probabil ceva de pus pe perete, despre care am deja ceva idei legate de culori si de model.


Lately, I was thinking about hexagons and the brithish way of doing patchwork. Although it seems there is a lot of work involved in this kind of projects, there is also the possibility of doing this while working at another quilt. After all, they say one is never a true quilter unless one has some unfinished projects :-))). And I began by cutting hexagons, paper and fabrics, for another project, a small wall hanging, probably in earthy colors.