Wednesday, 2 June 2010

French General goes Crazy.

I bought these beautiful fabrics last Christmas. They are Rounneries by French General for Moda. I love the soft reds and faded browns. They have been sitting in there bag with a bar of French soap and every time I get them out to look at they smell divine.
I have been looking at them regularly since January waiting for inspiration. I want to use them in my sitting room which is also my studio. ( remember this apartment is a Mouse House so has tiny proportions, every room is dual purpose.)

Following Pats progress on her crazy quilting http://patwintergatherings/ gave me the idea of Crazy Quilting .
I love to have some hand stitching with me when I sit on the beach and usually get lots more done during my summer expeditions than in the winter. Outdoor light is so good to stitch in.
So out came the fabrics once again and this time I have made the first of my cushions.

Here's the pieced fabrics, I have kept the pieces quite large so that I can enjoy the fabric designs.

Having collected some threads and trims I'm ready to start stitching.

I haven't done much Crazy patchwork before but it combines my love of hand stitching with a passion for fabrics so here goes. I need to get these done to give my room a makeover for next winter. These lovely colours will warm up a dreary English winter. I've started on the first seams keeping to the colour theme. I'm of for a long walk today and my stitching is coming with me so that I can sit on the beach and sew for an hour, I think I am suited to 'Crazy' quilting, I'll update you on my progress.


Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Angela, I luv the colors of the fabaric! I hope you have a great day at the beach. Thank's for stopping by today. Have a good weekend.Julian

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Angela, these fabrics are beautiful and I like that color combination! I think it's a great idea to use them for a crazy quilt. Have fun stitching!

soggibottom said...

I really love the colour of the fabrics. They match the beaches around Torbay perfectly.

Not sure what shade of brown you would say the colour is, but it is a subtle shade.I can't quite understand why you have such dreary Winter's when we have such colourful one's just a mile or so down the road. English Winters are colourful. I think maybe your not looking properly

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hope you got a lot of stitching done. I don't sew, but have always wanted to try something. I figure crazy quilting is just that -- doesn't have to be perfect and can be any crazy way you want it. Plus, trims and accessories can hide any "mistakes" that might show up. :) Oh well! So many things I want to try. I look forward to seeing how your pillows turn out. Best wishes to you, Tammy

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Wow Angela,
You make me want to get off of this computer, run to my studio, lock the door and get creative!!!! Those colors are fabulous and will be perfect for a dreary winter. You have to show us when you are all done :)

I love the cuff and roses you made in an earlier post. Your laces and trims are GORGEOUS! You are so inspiring! I would love nothing more than for you to come to the states and play...oh we'd have so much fun :)
Enjoy your weekend!!!