Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Will I make a quilt one day ? I wonder . . .

I have been playing with the idea of trying out some real patchwork. I say real because I did tried before but I had very rudimentary means to do it. I cut the pattern pieces out of cereal card-boxes and then draw them on to the fabrics. I did not have a sewing machine at the time and so I sew them by hand. 

Llevo algún tiempo con la idea de hacer algo de patchwork 'de verdad'. Y digo de verdad porque ya he intentado hacer algo antes pero tenia medios bastante rudimentarios. Cortaba los patrones de las diferentes formas en una cartón de caja de cereales y después los dibujada en la tela para cortarlos con tijeras !!. Tampoco tenia maquina de coser así que lo cosí a mano. 

I'm talking about at least 10 years ago. I never finished the project and I actually had in mind a little quilt. Now, this is now stored away in my loft and in the room we used as guest bedroom and in a drawer I don't open very often but when I do open it I feel it is such a waste ! I just feel it is a project that I will never finish, like many others. Am I the only one that has different crafts unfinished projects ?? and that you feel you will never finish them because it is either a ver slow project and you get tired of it and fall out of that first burst of excitement or you just grew out of it and your likes changed ?

Esto de lo que hablo es de hace ya 10 años. Nunca termine esa labor que se supone iba a ser una colcha pequeña (de cuna). Ahora esta todo guardado en un cajón de la buhardilla y que no abrimos muy a menudo pero cuando lo abro y lo veo me da pena.  Y tengo el sentimiento de que es un proyecto que nunca terminare , como muchos otros.  Soy la única/o que tiene diferentes labores sin terminar ?? y ademas sientes que nunca terminaras porque bien ya no te gusta lo que ibas a hacer, estas cansada de ello porque es algo muy lento o simplemente se ha disipado la ilusión del primer momento ??

Well, for me in this case, when I look at it now, I realise what a bad choice of colours I made for my first patchwork project.  I chose different kinds of lavender with fairies and all its matching fabrics. 
Yes, instead of contrasting it with other colours and patterns I just bought the whole range of lilac !!! Duh !
Now the fairies fabric is really nice  but the the blocks as a whole just look flat as there is no contrast. 

Bien, para mi en este caso, cuando lo veo ahora, me doy cuenta de la mala elección de colores que hice para mi primer proyecto de patchwork. Elegí diferentes telas en lila con hadas y toda la variedad que hacia juego. 
Si, en lugar de elegir colores que hicieran contraste y combinaran fui y compre toda gama de lilas que había !! 
La tela de hadas es muy bonita pero los bloques juntos no quedan bien ya que no hay 'interés' ni contraste.

So, I lost all motivation to continue. 

Así que realmente perdi la motivación para continuar . 

However I love, I adore building up my fabric stash, it is still small but growing slowly as I am still making some personalised buntings. When I go to Etsy I'm like a child in a sweet shop. I visited Etsy again in January and revisited my favourites and added some more, but then I decided it was time to give it a try and order some this time. 

Sin embargo me encanta,  adoro hacer crecer mi colección de telas,  aun es muy pequeña pero crece poco a poco sobre todo porque sigo haciendo mis banderines personalizados. Cuando voy a Etsy soy como un niño en una tienda de dulces. Visite Etsy de nuevo en Enero y revisite mis favoritas y decidí que era hora de probar y comprar algo esta vez.  

They arrived last week, and it made me so happy and then I started to imagine all the things I could make with them ! It was so exciting !! 

Me llegaron la semana pasada y me hizo tan feliz ¡ Es uno de esos pequeños momentos y después me empece a imaginar todas las cosas que haría con las telas ! 

Now, I still have not decided what I will do with them, but the idea of making a quilt has not really left my head, and now I have a rotary cutter and the cutting mat so I'm better prepared for it. Time will tell.

Bueno, aun no he decidido que haré con ellas finalmente, pero sigo con la idea de hacer una colcha (pequeña) y ahora ya tengo la herramienta para cortar, el rotary cutter y la base para cortar así que estoy mejor preparada para ello. El tiempo lo dirá. 

This is what I got: 
Esto es lo que me he comprado:



Riley Blake, THE SIMPLE LIFE collection, Charm Pack, 5 Inch Stacker




Lecien, DURHAM QUILT ANEW, Red and White, Redwork, Fat Quarter Bundle of 3



Lecien, OLD NEW 30'S, Floral Hearts in Red, Aqua, White and Pink. 




5 comments:

  1. Beautiful fabrics Eva. The one in the last and second to last photo with the flowers and hearts is so pretty! You'll have to post some picture of your patchwork progress :) It's something I want to try too...maybe one day! Elisabeth x

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  2. You have picked some beautiful fabrics and I am sure that you will get around to making a quilt ... sometime!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  3. Such gorgeous fabrics. They will make a beautiful quilt. I hadn't seen the Simple Life fabric before. I have to go look at it. I may need some. I think a simple one patch (just the same size squares all sewn together) are beautiful quilts. And I can relate to your drawer in your guest room. I have had lots of projects like that and I have let myself throw them out. There is such little time to make things I just want to love or at least really like what I am making. When too much time passes I often fall out of love with what I am making. I look forward to seeing what you make with your beautiful fabric!

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  4. Best of luck with your quilting project, Eva. The fabrics are lovely. Your granny square afghan is looking wonderful as well. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

    Dana Fisher
    The Quilted Librarian

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  5. Qué bonitas todas las telas!!! Voy a ver el link donde las compraste, necesito telas de algodón de todos los colores, jejeje.
    Yo no sabría ver un error en esa combinación tan bonita que has hecho, estoy muy pegada en esto del patchwork, yo lo veo todo muy bien.

    Besitos.

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