Monday, April 24, 2017

Down the Rabbit Hole

What a strange title, you might think!

It is the name of Sarah Fielke's 2017 BOM.



Sarah Fielke wrote a book called Old Quilts, New Life, where she created 2 modern interpretations of antique quilts from The American Folk Art Museun, New York.

I have decided to work the other way around, that is to work on a contemporary design with reproduction fabrics and just a few modern ones here and there. The finished quilt will tell whether it was a good idea.


 

Choosing the fabrics and the general colour scheme is a very difficult task for me... extremely difficult.

 

Seeing all the different versions on the private Facebook page is both very motivating and intimidating as each time I see a new version, I am even more doubtful about my choices.

 

Now  the center is done, so I have a general idea of where I am going.



Below is the general sketch of the project that you can find on Sarah Fielke's website. You can join anytime throughout the year if you want. One thing that I particularly like about this BOM is that each month I have access to a video lesson about a special technique, a bit like a private class. I am not a novice quilter and I still learn new things and useful tips. Moreover, there are several bonus projects throughout the year like the Huswif that you have seen in my previous post.


As you can see there is still lots of work in the coming months.

 To finish, I must apologize for writing too few articles on the blog. The main reason is that I have been extremely busy at work. I will be back more regularly as soon as possible.

Next time, I will tell you about another project I am working on : a TOM. No idea, what a TOM is? Well, keep on eye on the blog, and you will soon discover what it is with the four first blocks.

Until later,