Sunday, 20 January 2013

Express Your Love #3

I can not begin to explain how much fun I'm having making this quilt.  At last I'm ready to start quilting.  What made it even more fun, is that my parents are here visiting from the Cape.  It's been a very long stretch since I've seen them in August 2011, over a year ago.  So you can imagine how much fun it is, having my mom here with me while making this quilt top.  Getting her input and having her see what I'm doing makes it even more special.


The biggest test was the outside curves and the sharp points, but I got it done.  I am very happy with the result.  I like the effect after changing the design of her hair, and I think it gives her a totally different look.  I had hoped when I went fabric shopping for her hair on Friday, that I could have found  vibrant different shades of blue, but when I put these browns and yellow together, I liked it very much.  

I also decided to add a border, a narrow inner purple- and a wider black border.   Then she will be ready to start quilting.  To imagine, there is so far not one single stitch sewn.  I really like the 'No sewing until you quilt it' technique, it makes this art quilt really simple to piece and it opens up so many possibilities.  The sky is the limit, and I love it!

After seeing Leah's tutorials on quilt painting, I would love to try it too, maybe not on this quilt, but  I would definitely give it a go in the future.  It makes the lines look so precise and the colours are really vibrant.

I am linking up to:  UFO Sunday on the Free Motion Quilting Project & Sew Darn Crafty @ Sew Many Ways

Previous Posts:
Express Your Love #2
Express Your Love #1

Update 23/01/2013 - I have started my very own linky party called "Anything Goes - Quilt 'n Sew" which will run every Monday, check it out HERE

Happy quilting.




31 comments:

San @ Made in Hem said...

Wow, she's so gorgeous already! I'm looking forward to all the little steps it takes to get her finished! ♥

lizette ludeke coetzer said...

woooooooow sys pragtig vriendin dit moes ure geneem het !

MC said...

Beautiful! I love the movement created by all the different prints in the hair.

Kelly said...

I've never done this {no sew 'til you quilt} technique, I look forward to see how it all works. Thanks for sharing :)

Stella Nemeth said...

She is beautiful, and you have made her yours. Thanks for the "review" of the no sewing until you quilt it method. I haven't tried it yet, but it is another one of those techniques I do want to try.

wipgirl said...

This looks really great! I really like the hair.

EGi said...

Its soooo...beautiful..! sangat sempurna.!.cantik

Sue C said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her hair. So glad you went with the browns and yellows too. Can't wait to see it once you start to quilt it.

Karen at Fireball said...

She looks great. I love her hair and the vibrant colors! I can't wait to see how the stitching brings this project together.

Seraphym said...

wow! looks amazing

Leah Day said...

Amazing! I love how you've taken this pattern and totally made it your own! Absolutely gorgeous!

Hanli Terblanche said...

Oh Marelize - this is STUNNING! WELL done

LAQuilts said...

She is wonderful. I am not familiar with the no sew until you quilt method. Where do I find info on this?

made by ChrissieD said...

She's looking amazing :)

Marelize Ries said...

Thanks so much Leah, I'm really excited that I can actually start the quilting process. I really enjoy this project we're working on, thanks for stopping by.

Marelize Ries said...

Thanks Hanli :-)

Marelize Ries said...

I bought the book/dvd combo from Day Styles Designs, Leah Day's quilt shop: http://www.daystyledesigns.com/nosewuntilyouquiltit.htm
I've added the link where some key points are shown, she has a video on her blog too, but cant seem to find it, will let you know once I come across it.

Marelize Ries said...

Thank you Chrissie, and thanks for stopping by.

Marelize Ries said...

:-) ...Thanks for stopping by

Marelize Ries said...

I was not entirely sure if the colour choices would work, but once I pulled the freezer paper off, I was amazed. I think it works rather well.

Marelize Ries said...

Thank you Sue, I am very happy that I've made that change to the quilt, makes her look more 'alive'.

Marelize Ries said...

Thank you, thanks for stopping by.

Marelize Ries said...

Thank you, thanks for stopping by.

Marelize Ries said...

As I've mentioned the sky is limit with this technique, the only limitation I have is that I have not found one single quilt shop/fabric shop that stocks French Fuse, so I will have to order it from the US. It wont stop me though, the only drawback is the time it would get here after placing the order, but its like they say: 'Good things come to those who wait'...LOL

Marelize Ries said...

Thanks MC, I think changing her hair, makes her look more 'alive'...

Marelize Ries said...

Baie dankie Lizette, ek geniet die projek baie, en die tegniek is baie makliker was ek oorspronklik gedink het. Dit mag dalk lank vat om te maak, maar dis so die moeite werd.

Marelize Ries said...

Thank you San, I will definitely share my progress, please visit again.

SIMPLESEW said...

Its Gorgeous. I am really wanting to try this. I hopped over from Lets Get Acquainted.

Heidi Staples said...

Incredible work!!

Vicki in MN said...

Your quilt is beautiful, can't wait to see it quilted!

Eunique said...

Fabulous! She s gorgeous, and I love her hair. Those colors have given me some ideas for thread colors when I get to quilting. I have decided to start with the preprinted panel because I didn't think I could get this done. Next time I will do it this way.

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