Week 16/2018: What’s on my design wall?

Last weekend I wanted to do some improvisational piecing and just started cutting. I used a selection of blue and orange/brownish fabric pieces from Cherrywood fabrics grab bags which were stacked in piles of 4, sliced once at an angle and pieced together to make 4 units with different colour combinations.

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I think I’ll do another round of stacking, slicing and piecing.

I am going to see how I like doing a short post like this with a single picture of something I’m working on right now as a (semi) regular feature. I am usually more of a completed project blogger so we’ll see if I can keep it up.

April 18, 2018

Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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10 Comments

  1. knitnkwilt

    Improv is especially fun to watch as it grows. Keep up the experiment, blogging as well as quilting.

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    • Emmely

      Yes, it may turn out looking quite different by next weekend. One of the difficult parts is knowing when to stop so I try to keep a couple of days in between steps so I can have a proper look at what’s already there before I start cutting again.

      Reply
  2. Dee

    This is inspiring me to hang my design wall. I hung the board today, but felt overwhelmed until I saw your photo. ❤️

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    • Emmely

      A design wall is super useful, you won’t regret hanging yours! You’ll probably wonder why you didn’t already do it ages ago once you start using it. 😉

      Reply
  3. katechiconi

    I’m a huge fan of process posting, so I hope you keep it up. I like to see how things develop, how you arrive at the decisions you make, and how things change along the way.

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    • Emmely

      I have to remember to take pictures and find some time to use my computer (and to actually sew so there is something new to show!).

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      • katechiconi

        I keep my camera in the sewing room. When I finish work for the day, I take a photo. Sometimes it becomes a blog post, mostly not, but it does streamline the process of recording my work 🙂

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        • Emmely

          I usually use my phone for pictures these days and I usually have it with me. I often just forget though, or I’m in a hurry because my daughter woke up and I sort of drop everything I’m working on. I am going to try though 😉

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    • Emmely

      Thank you! Blue and orange usually work very well together. 🙂

      Reply

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