fredag, november 09, 2012

The jury is still out...


After having stitched a few hexies together the initial excitement died down. Was it really going to be any good...? Was it "me"...?


Working with retro fabrics is really a new venture for me. After all, I tend to be more of a traditional girl... even a tad romantic. So is it really worth the countless hours of hand stitching to make something I am not sure of...?


Well, the jury (as they say) is still out, and in all fairness I am going to give this rather vintage looking patchwork quilt a go. I can be stubborn, even if I am rather a traditional girl at heart...


29 kommentarer:

Susan Ryan sa...

Hello! Have you put it on your beautiful blue coffee table or on your kitchen table?

I love your blog! It is my absolute favourite! I only started following a month or so ago but I've been catching up with your older posts. It is so beautiful and inspirational. Thank you!!

Hilsen Bodil F.T. sa...

This will look so good in the summer!

Debbie sa...

I think it is going to turn out perfect! Don't be discouraged. Have a great day.

J9's Happiness in the Every Day sa...

I think it looks eclectic and lovely - but only you can say what makes your heart sing!! It made me laugh to read your post below and then your latest one as you did decide to make something new!! So many works in progress - well done!! J9 x

Stina Blomgren sa...

Fortsätt...fortsätt.:0))!
Kommer att bli urtjusig!!!

Raquel sa...

Love your granny blanket!

Vintage Sheet Addict sa...

Well, you've a couple of options, more if you've got a better brain than me!
You could make a couple of cushions, give yourself time to 'get used' to the new look, or put more plain in there, a neutral colour to tone it down a bit...I'm trying to think where I've seen some recently, it will come to me later, then I'll be back!
I love mine, still a long way to go, but part of me wishes I'd put some plain ones in, to define the patterns more. Middle hexie patterned, surrounding ones plain, then patterned ones! Or visa, versa! Cushions are good, don't take up too much time, and easily swapped around! :) x

Geli sa...

Hello Mia! Really beautiful! Have a nice weekend! Geli

Bente sa...

Hallo Mia.
Nå har jeg endelig begynt med hexagons. Har forstått hvordan jeg bretter og syr dem på pappmalene. Jeg lurer på om du syr dem sammen mens pappen er på? Bruker de det vi kaller for "loresting"?

Bente

Irene sa...

Hello Mia

It's gorgeous, and agree with some plain colours. I think it's good to come out of our comfort zone once in a while. It will be beautiful, different but gorgeous.
luv
irene
xxxx

Martina Bartsch sa...

It looks that nice, and when I look at your other Quilts and cushions I would say it is you. Give it a try, you will see you like it :o)

Anonym sa...

I like your hexagons so far - but - I think the best vintage fabric quilts I've seen use 4 or 6 inch squares just put together. This gives enough room to show the scale of the pattern (often big). xx

matty sa...

I had to giggle when I read this because, under it, is a beautiful afghan with the same colour way! LOL

I think it is lovely. You can send it to me when you are done, if you don't like it! :)

Eileen sa...

It is lovely and I too think maybe some plain solid colors.

Carla sa...

Hello Mia

If you are not sure, leave it for a few days, and see if you feel the same, you are really coming out of your confort zone, I can see that.

See how you feel in a couple of days

Qra Domowa sa...

zapowiada się śliczna narzuta:))

Flávia e Cristiana sa...

Lindos trabalhos! Gostei muito de conhecer seu blog. Um abraço.

Anonym sa...

Mia, I like the solid color suggestion. Have you ever made a hexie flower garden quilt? You could audition some completed "flowers" against various solid colors and see if the separation of the vivid prints in a solid field of color wouldn't give an effect which is more your style. Regardless, you have a gift with design that will certainly produce a beautiful quilt so go with your instincts! Good luck!
Bonnie

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures sa...

Sure looks worth the effort to me. So very beautiful! Best wishes, Tammy

Roséemimie sa...

If you dont like this Mias let it... You are so romantic to this or continued before in any months... You make marvelous patch and plaids i like very mch everithing you doing.
Kisses and have a very good day.
Mimie

Siddis back home sa...

så flott dette blir, dette var veldig populært på quitefestivalen i Houston iår. Lykke til med teppet ditt!

Anonym sa...

Hey Mia, I know what you mean, it always helps me to put the pattern on a white underground that can be seen daily. If you do not feel good after a few days, it's a pity about the work.
Greetings from Switzerland
Heike

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. sa...

I think anything you create
will be beautiful.
Wish I had your talent :)

Anonym sa...

You're off to a beautiful start! I wonder if you'd like it with colorful circles of 7 hexxies, surrounded by a circle of neutrals, like creams and whites?

Best wishes!
~Tracy

Helen sa...

Ser da veldig fint ut så langt !

Syns også det hekle teppet vi også ser på bildet, ser fantastisk flott ut med alle sine farger, du har så sansen med farger at alt du lager blir flott, Mia :)

Jolana sa...

Hello Mia! I am looking for some inspiration... and I found your blog. I have to say... great, lovely...

Jolana

Anonym sa...

Hi Mia
I think a hexagon quilt in grandmother's flower pattern would look stunning in these vintage prints.
Love your blog and especially your crochet
Jill x

Katy Noelle sa...

Have to stop and comment... the vintage fabric quilt looks like it will be hysterically fun - really whimsical - especially the farther you go with it. Well, that's what it *looks* like, anyway.... I can relate. I love the modern vintage style that I see in the UK magazines but don't think I'd ever do it, myself. I'm a romantic at heart, too. =]

Anonym sa...

Olá Mia, seu blog é maravilhoso, seus trabalhos são lindos.Parabéns.Abraços Maria Rita