Saturday, October 24, 2009

News from a long time project

Probably you are already fed up with this one. But a project of this size takes time! Even more so, because we are busy doing things that will not be done when J starts working again. So this is my occupation in the evenings while watching tv. I prepare the patches during daylight and quilt them in the evening.
I found that after discovering the korak technique, I love it more than doing appliqué. This is why there are more korak pieces on the edges than in the middle.

Most of the plain red parts are covered now, and you can see I'm coming close to the finishing phase. I chose a backing fabric and the binding material is waiting ready-ironed and ripped into stripes (I got it from my m-i-l, a heap of strips she could not use. It is the burgundy material next to the bat).

I'm afraid this one looks like eagle and swastika; this is not intended!!


This is a very chaotic and experimental quilt. I applied different techniques and so many colors. And it wasn't planned from the beginning. It is more like a bird collects food, wandering around, picking bits here and there, just having a favourite branch to sleep on and finding his path in a miraculous way. On the other hand, birds create the most faithful and affectionate relationships, having subtle and differenciated tools of communication. They are the grandchildren of the dinosaurs. I just love them.

13 comments:

Chris Gray said...

I'm not getting fed-up of seeing your work Eva! It's a joy to see such a colourful creation in progress.

x Chris

Deb G said...

Big projects do take time and should. It's a joy to watch this unfold and become.

Pat said...

i love what you are doing here. great progress...

Judy said...

You know Eva, I just love this quilt. There is so much to see and spend time looking at! I never tire of your work.

xo

jude said...

never tire of this one... in fact i hope it never ends.

Exuberant Color said...

this piece is very reminiscent of a crazy quilt and I love it.

Approachable Art said...

Oh, I love this, thanks for talking about your process. :D

ArtSparker said...

Splendid, what a wonderful tapestry of flight and capture. It's a good feeling to bring the fragments together.

Quilt Architect said...

Wow, this is an amazing quilt! I have enjoyed reading the process you have used to construct it.

EMBELLISHER said...

I like the way this piece is progressing and growing.
Is there a tutorial or video that I can access to understand how the Korak method of applique is done. I didn't find anything when I did a google search.

Deborah said...

I love seeing this quilt and following the process!

grazzhopr said...

I want to watch the progression of this quilt. The colors are bringht and beautiful.

Rayna said...

I love watching this grow, too - and I can see how happy it is making you.