Montag, 22. Juli 2013

Retreat Weekend

I guess, by now you should get an idea about how chaotic and sometimes disorganised I am. I was talking about the retreat bag I was going to sew, was I?
Of course I didn't get it finished... I'll be working on it tonight and see if I can get it done in time for next weekend.

The Retreat Bag of course was designed with something in mind, my quilt group had a short retreat at Schöntal Abbey this weekend. It used to be a cistercian abbey and was built somewhere in the 17th century. The atmosphere is great , the rooms are open and well-lit, and - even greater for us crafters - they kept the basic timing (8 AM, 12 AM, 3 PM, 6 PM), but instead of prayers you get food four times a day :D Really good food.

My goal for the retreat was to tackle triangular log cabin with 3D-effects. This is what I managed to finish (please forgive me for not having the part-top pressed... this is how it came out of the bag):

I decided to call it "Cold as Ice" and - in case you wonder, the base design was made on a computer, I would't have managed the colour play on a design wall. Not yet. I suppose, the quilting is going to help the 3D-Effect which works a lot better when the top is pressed and doesn't have any crinkles and creases, but as yet I haven't even deicded what I'm going to make of it... it's about 60cm x 80 cm, which would be approx 24" x 32".

I could turn it into a wall hanger with maybe an added icey border. I also could turn it into a throw sized quilt by adding more of the charcoal surroundings and... maybe a border of baby blocks or something. What do you think?

Linking this to WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced

Kommentare:

  1. Wie schön! Und der 3D Effekt kommt ganz sicher mit dem Quilting.

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  2. I love the 3D effect in your quilting. It seems to be a common theme in the work you've shared so far.

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    1. I am fascinated by perspectives and probably will incorporate a 3D-effect wherever it seems fitting the project. I can assure you that the Mystery Project doesn't have any 3D, nor does my Birmingham Quilt.

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  3. I'd turn it into a wall hanging as you suggest. It would be a great wall art piece.

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  4. Love "Cold as Ice"!! I would very much like to make it too. Perspective really is fascinating! Recently I made a quilt from a pattern from the russian site Lerusisik, which is called Log Cabin through the Lens. It's quite some work, but very, very rewarding.
    I think your beauty will benefit most from being a wall hanging! In my opinion a throw would not do sufficiently justice to the 3D effect.

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    1. If you like, I can send you the the pdf of the main design. It was inspired by the German Book "Alles Log, Cabin?" and is sewn to the measurements suggested in the book. Metric, not Imperial.

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    2. I would absolutely love that!!!! That's very kind of you!! Thank you for the book reference also, I'll search for it at Amazon. Very glad you decided "Cold as Ice" is to be a wall hanging.
      I think Google provides my @, but it might be easier to give it to you here: molek1943@gmail.com.

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  5. Thank you for your suggestions. Since everybody thinks, this has to be a piece of Art (me too, by the way), I will think about a somewhat jagged, icey border and turn it into a wall hanger.

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