25.8.09

Back protector

Here´s a quilt I´m making from leftover scraps
and white bedlinen:













I´m quilting it in 120 x 30 cm sections (can´t handle
bigger pieces...)













... and I´m going to use just simple white
cotton thread for quilting, adding some poetry
on plane areas as I go - or stitching little
figures like this one...













... which I found in a book "Make your own Japanese
Clothes" - to be embroidered on the back of a garment
as Semori or back protector - this one is
supposed to be an oarsman (there are fans, pine needles,
pine boughs, a crane and other things, too)...














And here the last fleamarket button booty - peeping out
above in a corner - in full splendour. Acquired as usual
by cycling to the Straße des 17. Juni-fleamarket,
sprinting/jostling straight to the button stall, selecting
1 or 2 surprise packs for 2 to 3 €, sprinting/jostling out
of there...
I´m rather pleased with them, excellent colour choice
(not mine, the person´s who packed them - can´t see them
too clearly through the plastic wrapping...)

Kommentare:

Paula Hewitt hat gesagt…

this looks great already - it will be wonderful with the stitching. i dont like stitching on large pieces either

Threadspider hat gesagt…

It's fun seeing the larger piece grow up from the smaller ones. I like the idea of keepers of the quilt-the back protector is one. Perhaps some of your crazy creatures might appear too?

Clare W hat gesagt…

Oh my goodness this quilt is so beautiful - I would love to have something like this.

jude hat gesagt…

i like to work always on the edge. i just keep going around and around. this looks like a major cloth project. do you know how big it will be?

cottonseed hat gesagt…

such a beautiful quilt. i love all the plaids and checks. it looks like it is going to be so comfortable and soothing to the eye.

Chrissie hat gesagt…

It looks so restful and calming and I love the idea of the semori.

Harnett-Hargrove hat gesagt…

I tripped through this page... lovely blog, beautiful pictures of your work. -Jayne

Deb G hat gesagt…

That is going to make a great quilt. I love the idea of a back protector.

ger hat gesagt…

Hi, everyone, thanks for commenting...! The starting idea for this was just that I couldn´t stand that basket with the boring always same scraps any more, lots of them back from when I started sewing... - it´s going to be (enough stamina + scraps provided - and that´s all that´s needed, isn´t it..?) about 1,40 x 1,80 m, I think...