my creative space

May 13th, 2009

Normally I don’t get to work on the dining room table. Never really. And it’s the perfect table for spreading out and getting shit done, but for now it’s full of half eaten peanut butter sandwiches and broken crayons. Soon enough I suppose the little ones will share the space with me, but at least I get wednesday mornings here. I’m trying to get caught up–I am waaaaaay behind–on my one quilt squares. I am very much a quilting novice and I completely underestimated the amount of geometry I would need to design these blocks (at 9 o’clock no less. Me and 9th grade! we are rocking the hypotenuse this morning).

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16 Responses to my creative space

  1. Kirsty says:

    Your space is lovely & your one quilt blocks have been amazing – novice or not.

  2. handmaiden says:

    i think u will do a great job it just takes time

  3. marielle says:

    Oh what a promising quilt! My sewing workspace is the small little sunroom that I trash with creativity then avoid for fear of having to clean it. But once I clean it I avoid it for fear of trashing it again. LOL I have issues.

  4. Angie says:

    The quilt looks promising, eek….geometry, one of those things you think you will not need!

    One of the benefits of using our dining table is that at least it gets cleared for a little while!

    I can’t stop admiring your pie from the previous post, yum! I’m off to make one, with more rhubarb than I know what to do with this looks perfect for a rainy day activity.

  5. Michelle says:

    From the sketch it looks like the blocks will be great. Who knew you would actually need geometry?

  6. Gina says:

    Eek. All that geometry scares me off the quilting thing. Which is why my one quilting attempt was lame-ass straight lines. Looks like fun though.

  7. Emjie says:

    Oh math! The one thing that kept me from becoming an astronaut and an architect.

  8. MissyP says:

    You are very brave tackling the geometric quilt thing head on. Good on you! I’ve never made a quilt in my life so that scares the you know what out of me.

  9. melanie says:

    I reckon anyone that takes on a quilt is brave. Good luck

  10. Jodie says:

    Geometry is what will stop me from advancing past squares…

  11. Lucy Bowler says:

    Everyone will eventually get used to you working at the dining table! For me it’s the ONLY place I really get to use… no room elsewhere in the house. They get home to find it in various states of flux. I love it!

  12. I think anyone attempting to make a quilt is amazing – really i mean this…. i taught myself the log cabin square and that’s about as technical as it gets for me at the moment!

    I have this vintage quilt with little bird appliques which is all hand stitched – each time i use it i can’t stop thinking about how long it must have taken to make… however long … it is now very cherished x

    good luck with your quilt – i’m sure it will be great!
    x nadine

  13. Jemma says:

    Ahh, patchwork. A devious Misstress!

  14. Maureen says:

    Projects often involve one step backwards once I start them. Something I missed, something I don’t have or something that takes way more time like the geometry of the quilt. Sounds like you need to rent a 9th grader!

  15. Leslie says:

    Good luck on the quilt. I know the feeling of being behind. I’m hoping someday I’ll catch up.

  16. Lovely sketch and seeing how it all comes together is very inspirational.