Testing, testing … check, check

So I finished Remember 2021 and I finished Moon Myth. But I don’t honestly feel like finishing the family sampler right now.

Okay then … time to start a new project. And what better than the long-planned coverlet for Ellis to be made with pieces from some of her baby clothes (which were disassembled some time back) along with some gifted and purchased cloth …

As with P’s coverlet

there will be several kinds of blocks to piece together. Nine-patches for sure, and random rows of cloth, and new for this time, half-log-cabin blocks. Sorta like this, I’m thinking …

Which means, now that I’ve tested this new-to-me pattern with non-Ellis clothing, it’s time to get started for real.

I’ve also been testing (pushing?) the limits of the Puluz photo light box and today I definitely hit a snag …

Yep … lights reflecting off the glass. Fortunately I figured out a work-around by zooming in on the image and cropping out the reflections, so all’s well and you can now read all about it on the art blog …

https://ackertart.blogspot.com/2021/11/passages.html

10 thoughts on “Testing, testing … check, check

  1. LA – the similarity between how you bring forward the history of the children’s clothing into coverlets and how I bring forward memories into metal pieces makes me smile. Passages is such an intriguing piece. Go well. B

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      1. since I’m “allergic” to machine sewing, hand sewing is where I find my joy … but I do draw the line at binding, which always seems to be the first thing to wear out after all the effort that goes into it … so I tend to do frayed edge more often than not

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    1. B – thank you for this … I too smile …

      it was fun to explain the making of E’s coverlet to Parker when she came over to visit yesterday … she didn’t realize her own coverlet is made from her baby clothes, so I was able to show her pictures of her baby and toddler times and the clothes that are now on her bed

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  2. Oh this sounds like fun! The fabric waiting to be used looks so inviting in their box. And I can only imagine those magic moments when a favourite clothing item gets discovered in the coverlet. Enjoy!

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    1. I paired them up yesterday and started to tear strips of cloth (much as I’m “allergic” to machine sewing, I also have an aversion to rotary cutters and rulers … ha!)

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