Some pictures of the Tsunami Quilt Status have been added to the flickr site
... I'm pregnant, it's my first-very-desired pregnancy... but I have been feeling lousy. Eveybody says it's Ok, the hormones, and so on. My mother says that the fatigue will pass by the time kids are out of home (granted that they don't come back). More optimistic reports say that I'll feel much better by the end of third month. I'm through my 11th week and keeping my fingers crossed. It has also being a crazy time at work. I guess this hasn't help either. So I have actually been out of the net... yes this is possible, but only in work-sleep-feed mode. I have tons of mails unanswered... and yes a quilt to assemble. I have two days off next week so I have to try to sew a good pile of them. If you have send me a block and you want to know if I have received it the easiest way is to check http://www.flickr.com/groups/tsunamiquilt/. If your picture is posted there and you haven't posted it... it has arrived!!! If you have posted the picture by yourself you should have an standard comment made by iemoto ( my screen name in flickr) saying that ... it has arrived!!! Other way post a comment here or email ( slow answers...sorry) and we will try to sort out what has happened.
Thanks to everybody that has sent congratulations and good wishes (slowly replying again) I hope that everything turns well and that in six months I will be able to show off my baby.
"paper piecing is a way of making intricate or complicated designs easy to stitch"
So I have to found more about this unknown technique:
At her site there is a link to paperpanache.com a commercial site that also shares lots of free patterns for this technique. Please take a look, my favourites are Heart, summer sherbert, support ribbon and Postcards
To try Paper piecing: "How to Paper Piece - Step by Step" .pdf and "Cutting the fabric for size and angles" .pdf from quiltseeds.com. You can also find some free patterns here, check her licorice pattern.
Wow I'm learning a lot!!!
At http://www.flickr.com/groups/tsunamiquilt there are some fine samples of embellished Crazy quilting.
For those of you that may be interested in this but don't have a clue of where to start I have collected some links.
Crazy quilting began at victorian times. Read some historical facts here
For embroidery I'll recommend Sharon B.'s extensive Stitch Collection. You can see very good quality pictures of each technique explained, and there are some stitch combinations for Crazy Quilting. Of course check her galleries for some eye candy (1, 2, 3 and 4), and her exhaustive blog for everything textil related. And of course you can see her contribution to the Tsunami Quilt here
... these links are only the tip of the iceberg, there are loads of information on the web, just try a search at google.com
We are having a lots of mails dealing with the Quilt and I hope to get some blocks soon.
I have created a flickr Group to share pics of the quilt. It's not needed to be a member but I have tought that it's an easy way to share pics.
If you don't want to become a flickr member but would like to share your creation email a picture and I'll post it
In real life Esther and myself have joined efforts, now she is the writer, PR and strength of the group.
You will not believe the amount of things she is doing to make this bigger and bigger.
We will be updating the site over the weekend.
And around the web you can already see some blocks:
I have also been receiving a lot of mail about it, and some blocks are on the mail NOW, this is so exciting...I hope that we can build a wonderful quilt together.
So please give it a try. Don't let the deadline worry you. We will work it out. Just let me know that you are making a block.
Are you lacking inspiration? I have found a quilt block that I think that could be inspiring. It's on the last page of this .pdf It will help you get out of the squareness os the square block. It's from Threads Magazine and there are also some nice articles about embellishments. I'm sure that you'll like to try some of these techniques:
All these techniques could be used on your block, but I'm sure that you can use them in many, many other places.
At loosetooth.com's Gallery of Quilts you can enjoy Brandy Agerbeck's masterpiece. I like veruy much her use of colour and her free and fresh approach to the ancient art of quilting.
And last but not least are the awesome mixed media pieces by Susan Sorrell. Please see them at Creative Chick
Thanks for participating!!
I would like to invite you to join this collaborative project. The objective is to create a hanging quilt that will be auctioned on ebay on behalf of the Tsunami Victims. I would like that we could create a inspiring quilt that will assemble different fabric arts and crafts, and send a message of hope to those who have lost everything. So please create one or more squares and send them to me to be assembled. I'll post pictures as soon as you send them.
This is an project open to everyone.
To participate please create a 15 x 15 cm square (aprox. 6 inches square) out of a textile medium and embellish your contribution.
The square can be of fabric, wool, felt or something else that you can figure out. Beads, threads, fabric manipulation, collage, quilt, transfer, paints... all mediums are welcomed
***Do you think it is a good idea to embroider your place of origin on their squares? Envisioning an international quilt?.
When you are done please send your contribution in an envelope to:
Marta Santiago Jimenez
c/General Alvarez de Castro 16 1A
All squares will be assembled in a quilt. that will be sold at ebay. All proceeds will be donated to UNICEF to provide relief from the Sumatra earthquake.
***If any of you have any PR (Public Relations) experience and is willing to help find more upmarket auctions, please contact me
Please send your address in the envelope to include a complete list of participants.
Please email any questions.
***Updated January 5th, thanks to the help of All things creative