The Bungle Bungles series moves along. I’ve started another one this week, to be 2.25m x approx 1m, destined for a particular wall in our house, which currently features either Ebb&Flow 15 or Timetracks 15 , which I rotate every couple of months.
If you’ve been following my posts you’ll know that this series involves a lot of setting curved shapes into background fabric. This early one, called ‘Dreamtracks’ is a good example – the shapes are very small; when you consider this is a 30 cm square quilt, those patches are about 2cm – 4cm across. Actually I don’t think quilted things this small deserve the moniker ‘quilt’, but this one is currently showing in a collection of 30cm quilts being seen in Australia, The Kimberley Dreaming Collection – I’m not sure where it is right now, but Dale Rollerson or Elizabeth Dubbelde will know 🙂
The smaller and tighter the curve, the more pins I need to keep the cut edges of the shapes together for sewing! With the machine sewing very slowly, my right hand darts back and forth, pulling pins and pushing them into the pin cushion centimeters away, just out of the range of this photo. Like a lot of really improvisational piecing, it’s very painstaking, but worth it, imho; and made a bit easier with the machine located in a well constructed in the sewing table by our friend Dennis, so that the machine bed is mol level with the table top.
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