Textural Peeks

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Happy New Year! Without going into a great deal of dull information, the past couple of months have not been so amenable to making as I would have hoped, owing mainly to some major redecoration done at great speed to be ready for Christmas guests staying. And with the happy intermission of Christmas, so it continues!

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That door, alas, is the Makery taped shut :( Mercifully, though, the ceiling is being replaced under an insurance claim – who knew a leaking radiator pipe under the floorboards could cause such a palaver! – so someone else is filling the house with dust today. Next week we are expecting more guests…

So a quilt for the Endeavourers Reveal on the 1st February has become a rather urgent matter. And that somewhat puts my blog on hold because I can’t make anything else until I finish that and I can’t say too much about that because it’s a secret until the reveal.

So here are just some small peeks. The theme is ‘Texture’ and, having failed to come up with a plan these past two months, I started by stitching together some offcuts from previous quilts to use as base.

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Then I took my favourite piece of embroidered linen (which came long ago in a scrap bag) and tried some honeycomb smocking, which gave me an inkling of what to do next.

And I tried some silk ruching and twisted pleats…

And I gathered a selection of scraps and offcuts of fabrics with different textures…

And the rest, I’m afraid, must wait for the Reveal but I think I will get it finished and it’s going along merrily at the minute – touch wood.

I hope the year is treating you kindly so far and that we will all have much making to share in 2019 :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

10 thoughts on “Textural Peeks

  1. Flashinscissors says:

    Oh, Janine, so sorry to hear about the leak and all the decorating.
    You are doing well with all your ideas for the latest project, lovely stitching, and I look forward to seeing the end result.
    Oh that ceiling! I hope those rafters will soon be hidden!
    I hope the rest of the year will treat you better.
    Best wishes,
    Barbara xx

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  2. Carol DeLater says:

    Oh geez. not only can those leaks be hard to find, they wreak havoc until they are. I hate the dust of a remodel or construction project. Wow, your mind just really took off on this challenge. I know your project is gonna be good.

    We had company too over both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’t been hard to get back into our quiet routine, not to mention put everything back in it’s place.
    xx, Carol

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  3. Catherine says:

    Hi Janine,
    I am so glad to see you back. Happy New Year! You must be tearing your hair out with the house redecoration/leaks etc. Lovely to have lots of visitors but quite tiring too.
    The embroidered fabric with the honeycomb and ruching is very intriguing so I’m excited to see what you have been doing. I’m just about to start crafting again after a 6 month lay-off. A small embroidery kit which was a Christmas present from a close friend should ease me in.
    Enjoy making your quilt.

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