About Ningiu

Ningiu is the Greenlandic word for grandmother, since I'm part Greenlandic and because handicraft reminds me of my grandmother and mother I find the name appropriate.


onsdag den 6. januar 2010

A start and a finish

But not of the same project

First the finish:
A dress for Marie using Anna Marie Horners new flannels, it’s so soft and easy to work with, and Tula Pinks aqua ladybugs.
In Danish a ladybug is called a “Mariehøne” which means Marie-chicken, so I figured it was a perfect choice.

Second the start of a new quilt.

When Amy Butlers new fabric line LOVE first was released I honestly wasn’t sure whether to like or not, the patterns and colors were very different from what I’m usually drawn too. But when I saw blueblossomgirl's circle quilt on flickr I knew I wanted some.
As you probably remember I used a large portion of it for my sisters Christmas present, knowing that this fabric would be right up her ally. But there were a lot of fabric left that I didn’t know whether to put in my scrap bin or back in my stash.
So I started cutting it up instead, using Marti Michells drunkards path templates. The big circles were easy to cut and piece, but the small templates were quite slippery and harder to piece, therefore some of theme came out a bit wonky and more oval shaped.
I ended up with 14 big circles and 23 small, and very little fabric to spare, I hope to squeeze another small circle out of the scraps.


I’ve been trying different layout styles and am not sure which way to go from here. The circles don’t stand out as much I had hoped, but I guess that was to be expected when it was cut and sewed without any sort of plan.

Maybe some sort of solid sashing would help, I just made an order for some kona solids, and I think I’m going to wait and see what happens with that.

And even though it has no reference for to this post I want to show you my new rug, we just got it yesterday, and I love it so much, it’s so colourful and cherry. It’s from the Danish Design Brand Hay in case you are wondering.

Thank you for tuning in

Take care and have fun

7 kommentarer:

wollwerke sagde ...

the roundabout...
its spectactular....
i love it !

teaginny sagde ...

I love the layout in the first picture. I think the quilt will be fabulous!!

angela sagde ...

Great quilt - an a totally amazing rug! They compliment eachother quite well!

Donna/Sara from Kindred Crafters sagde ...

The dress, the quilt, the rug...all gorgeous! I love the colors you chose for the dress. That rug is irresistable!
~Sara

nik sagde ...

The dress is so cute. And the rug is unbelievable. I think I have to buy the Anna Marie Horner flannels too. I've seen so many amazing projects. The fabrics must be gorgeous. Greetings from Germany, nik

erica sagde ...

This is gorgeous! I love your sense of color!

prashant sagde ...

I love the layout in the first picture.
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