Daily Archives: June 27, 2013

Dali Project Has A Name: Sandstorm

The name for this Epic Exercise In Creativity has come to me. Sandstorm!

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Bear with my through the process. I know what everyone is thinking. Those horizontal lines really through off the spontaneity of this quilt top. You are all correct. Nothing about them says Random Fun! Don;t you fear! They will disappear! They were only put in so that I could add width to the top, which was growing longer by the moment, but not wider. Once I am done with the next few steps you won;t even be able to tell that I put them there.

I’m not going to lie, this top scares me quite a bit. I never really go off the cuff this much. I’m totally down to throw in some random as seen in my Frozen Star, and Nameless tops, but this is excessive amounts of uncharted waters for me. So, please everyone bear with me, so we can enjoy the fruits of my labor together! And preferably with a Martini! in hand once this is done!

Click below for a close up of the shift towards Entropy!

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Early Stages of The Unnamed Dali Proejct

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I started work on my new project. I’m most definitely not sure on what to call this yet, but maybe because I have not yet finished it. Hopefully a name will come to me as the work progresses. One can hope anyways.

The project is mainly a vehicle for my scraps. Well, not my scraps per se, but someone else’s scraps. I tend to buy batches of quilting fabric second hand off of craigslist, and one batch I bought had a lot of scraps. Not enough to plan out anything with, so i decided to use all of them for this. Well, maybe not all of them, but most of them. I got the idea from my 2nd Space Trilogy Quilt, and I thought I could run with it!

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I Have No Idea What I Am Doing!!!

I have absolutely no bloody idea what in the world I am doing with all of this fabric piled up on my work space, but hopefully it will be very pretty. I’ve decided to go with all out jewel toned theme with sandstone colored pieces to make it all POP! I was very inspired by the Hallucinogenic Toreador. I’ve decided to go with colors that appear in the famous Dali painting, and there are a lot of colors in it, so I’m working with rather unlimited freedom. I couldn’t find a grey that I really liked, but I think the sandstone will make it just as beautiful.

I’m not sure how, but I’m going to piece this beast of a quilt somehow, and I’m sure it will be quite gorgeous. I’ll start posting pictures when I get something substantial done, but who knows, that could be a while. Who am I kidding, I’m too excited and I’m sure I’ll have something substantial in the next few hours so everyone should be keeping their eyes peeled for my next update!

The Impossible Star Ship is Going For A Touchdown!

As all of you know, I’ve been working on this ‘Very Impossible Task’ of Making a quilt that is both Star Wars, and Bears themed. well, I did it. It is a crazy, excessive hot mess of a quilt and I know my Uncle will love it!

As I was sewing it, all I could notice is how much patterning there is. I probably should have stuck to simple solids in the sashing, but I wanted to be dramatic, and use up some pieces I had cut for a project I had abandoned. It just looks so crazy, I’m not sure if I should call it a ‘Crazy Quilt’, strictly based on how busy it looks. I usually go for a plan of simplicity, but you know, you can’t have your cake and eat it too. I really hope my uncle likes it. At some point before this weekend. I’m going over to a friend’s house for a quilting retreat type of weekend. So, I would like to have it shipped by the time I’m out of town working with my mentor.

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Click below for some col close ups.

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