Thursday, 21 September 2017

Minimini 33

It's high time for another minimini quilt and this one is number 33. If you're an avid follower of this blog it might look familiar to you because it has exactly the same pattern as no. 31; only the colours I used are different.
I was aiming to make 100 of these but I am rethinking this as it has proved to be impossible to find more plain fabrics in exactly the same colours as I have been using. Also having 100 of them on a background will result in an enormous quilt and I am steering clear of these more and more. For a start they are too large to hang in the house and shipping them incurs considerable expense. So I'm carrying on but will probably call a halt at 7 x 7 i.e. 49 of them or perhaps 8 x 8 i.e. 64.
Like all the previous minis this one is machine quilted, raw edge appliquéd with hand stitching, hand beaded with size 11 seed beads. The finishing touch was the modern pink button.

Progress on the whole (as far as textile work is concerned, my painting is much more productive!) has slowed down to a trickle as other jobs (working on our house) have to take priority. I am learning to be okay with that. Some time ago I advised a friend to take a sabbatical and over the intervening time it has dawned on me that I should take notice of the words coming out of my mouth (or as in this case the words I type on my keyboard). A sabbatical is sounding more and more like a good idea.

At the moment I'm trying to make a master plan for the future i.e. next year. Not sure what will change but I know some things will have to, as I want to spend more time offline, walking the dog, taking photographs and reading without the relentless pressure of having to produce new textile work non-stop.


Lenna Young Andrews said...

I am glad you are listening to your feelings Frieda and making plans to adjust accordingly. You do such an incredible amount of artwork, always! Good to listen to how you feel and make a happy adjustment. Things change and it is good to flow and not be frazzled! Wishing you the best in your tweaking. Love, lenna ♡

Linda Kunsman said...

Beautiful mini quilt. You're listening to your inner stirrings and that's a good thing. Often a change is needed and it's usually for the better.


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