September 29, 2010 4 comments

Wednesday WIP

and then:


Stay tuned!
September 27, 2010 4 comments

Leafy Gold

Leafy Gold by Kit Lang (front piece)

I showed you this quilt in one of my Wednesday WIPs a few weeks ago, and finally got around to quilting it.

Although this quilt's beauty may not show up in photographs well (BSP says it doesn't); this  is one of my favourite quilts that I've made.  Perhaps it's the warmth of all those wools (the entire quilt is wool except for the gold satin accents and the cotton batting!)

One of the reasons I love it, is that it's made entirely from scraps.  Some of the "scraps" were so big that they may not necessarily be viewed as such (a scrap is in the eye of the beholder after all); but the entire quilt is made from leftovers from other projects, so technically speaking at least; it's a scrap quilt. 

I chose to use a honeycomb quilting in the loden green wool panels; and line quilting in red thread in the plaid wool panels.  The satin accents were quilted in a free motion leaf motif; and the insides of the one row of blocks was done in receding triangles. I quite like the way that turned out, and am going to use it again!

I love this quilt and will be sorry when it goes to live in someone else's house!
September 24, 2010 0 comments

Friday Flickr Faves - Sep 24, 2010

Sometimes, the quilt is just there.  No fuss, no muss, no bother.  There it is, just make it already.

1. model, 2. hafencity hamburg germany, 3. marine rothko, 4. Untitled, 5. Baku: Stairs, 6. red
September 22, 2010 2 comments

Wednesday WIP

Those of you who have been with me since the beginning may remember this quilt:

You know, the one in my header? :)

It was the second quilt I ever made.  I'm revisiting it- this time in black.  Won't that be luscious?!
September 20, 2010 15 comments

Battaile des cerf-volantes

There were a number of stories in our newspaper a couple of weeks ago about a new by-law banning kite fighting in one of our local parks as the strings were wreacking havoc with the wildlife in the parks and hurting adults and children in addition to being a nightmare for the workers to clean up.  I only saw a kite fight once, but it was a beautiful thing, and remembering it, I was inspired to make this quilt.

Originally, when BSP asked me what the name of the quilt was, I said "Kite Fight". 

"Fight? Fight? That doesn't seem very diva quiltish! Shouldn't it be called something more elegant?" 
September 17, 2010 0 comments

Friday Flickr Faves

Black and White and a hint of pink...

1. Rainbow Reflections, 2. Silver Tree

I love these as examples of how a hint of any some other colour can really bring a black or white/black and white image to life.  Not necessarily that "pop" of colour that interior designers talk about, but something more subtle...
September 15, 2010 0 comments

Wednesday WIP

September 13, 2010 4 comments

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's, close up flower by Kit Lang

So, last week, I was a little bored with what I was working on; and I pulled out this lovely piece of dupioni silk in this pale shade of Tiffany blue.

I wanted to try my hand at a whole cloth quilt, and since it was my first try at making a whole cloth quilt, I wanted it to be fairly simple.
September 10, 2010 1 comments

The Return of Friday Flickr Faves!

The Sleeping Dragon

I'm not really a literal kind of quilter, but if I were - I would love to turn this photo into a quilt... the colours, the subject who uses his body as a piece of living art; the juxtaposition of colours and textures...  *le happy sigh*
September 9, 2010 4 comments

Wednesday WIP (on Thursday)

This one is going to be a lovely winter quilt: the solid loden green panels are wool, the plaid inserts are upholstery weight wool, and the gold satin is, well, gold satin.  *s*

I'm thinking that this one needs some fairly straight forward quilting - but perhaps a more "accurate" quilting than I am wont to do.  On the other hand, I seem to be getting into a rut of sorts - honeycomb quilting.  Perhaps it's time to move onto something else!
September 7, 2010 14 comments

Garden Salad

Garden Salad by Kit Lang (2)

(Monday post on Tuesday because I was away...)
This was the last of my "journeyman" quilts: the quilts I made when I first started quilting and was trying everything and anything - whatever I thought was pretty, or fun.   It was a good experience.  Not only did I learn a lot in terms of sewing; but I also learned what my style was, what worked for me, and what I wanted to know more about.