Friday, July 18, 2014

My Work Space


On this wooden board, you can see my tools. There are a few stencils I cut out of plastic boxes. The wooden board is important because I push the pins hard through the cloth layers.
There is an Estonian pin cushion, wool embroidery, and the neon green thread which I use for the whole quilt. The red-framed diamond is one of four corner pieces which will be joined into the flying geese rows.

The side rows of flying gees are just being made.

The bottom picture shows the quilt at the present state.
In the lower right corner, you can see part of an older mini quilt.
Some other quilters in a quilt group saw this piece and suggested that also this one should be quilted. This is not the tradition of korak; and although I love quilting and the result and its feel, I will not do it this time. The reason is: The Korak method is based on doubled scraps. A korak naturally becomes more sturdy and stiffer than a conventional quilt top. I quilted the latest one, and it became so stiff that you can form it into sculptures that won't collapse, and it weighs a ton. I'm working on a lighter and more flexible piece this time, hoping it will be more comfy as a sleeping cover.

5 comments:

Ms. said...

COLOURFUL is such a good name for your blog....your color sense is explosive, uplifting, and just plain wonderful. (PS I think I often miss your posts because of the time difference...It's 6:20 AM in NYC USA and I'm usually asleep....plus I only read my blogs once a day, sometimes twice. Nice to catch this one Eva.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What an absolute delight this quilt is. It is happy, colorful and a treasure.

I found you through the Hand Embroiderers Website.

Happy Creating ~ FlowerLady

Yael said...

Yesterday my friend Rachel saw the little mini korak you gifted me and asked me about the technique and what is "Korak". I gave her the links to your blog and tutorials, which she received happily!

Your work is going forward wonderfully Eva, and yes "Colorful" has to be the name for your blog, and "Research" as well, because this is what you love to do, to research, to try out, to color...

Please have a happier weekend than we here have! :-)

Ann Brooks said...

What a wonderful sense of color and movement in this quilt! I see an overall plan in the layout and think it adds to the finished piece.

Stephie said...

I'm so glad I found your wonderful blog Eva (via google+) - your work is very inspiring, I love the way you use colour as well as stitch :) www.dawnchorusstudio.com