Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hippie rug

Today I decided to share my creating process with you. I hope that won't scare away my new followers. It might give you an idea who I really am. First of all I need to find my way. Something I would feel it's mine. Little adjustment, fabric choice, anything goes. I can't help it. It's in my blood system as Lady Gaga would sing I was born this way. Yeah people, just check the characteristics of Aries, it's all in there, lol.


I'm not very good at copying and enlarging that's for sure. My version is not exactly 143% enlarged but I'm fine with that. I'm also not a huge fan of paper piecing and my Aries sign might be the answer. It seems I found an answer for all the questions. It's the sign to blame!


Fabric choice is the key process. I was going for sophisticated sewing theme trivet. Am I the only one who heard the word trivet for the very fist time? Later on I wanted to create something cute. See those goats? Or maybe my usual Gnome combo? I couldn't decide so I just left the whole thing and went to bed early. Better sleep on it.



Well. It didn't help much. The browns were back in the game but not enough to combine. I got enough of B&W .... let's just make little drawing. All this resulted into Hippie rug. As usual the final stage is to doubt my creation. I'm not very keen on hippie. Why did I twist those colors and didn't keep it the way I made the sketch? I don't know! It's the Aries sign!


Moody as I am I like it one minute and hate it the next. Being an Aries is not easy but there are many of us. I believe there are even more than you think. Just check this borrowed line from the characteristics: Stroking their hair and rubbing their scalp will make them feel relaxed and heighten their sensations. Ehmm, not that one. This one: Aries are notorious for not finishing what they have begun.



This post is actually part of Zakka Along 2.0 - WK12 - Happy Hexagon Trivet. Plus I'm happily joining the Paper Piecing Party for once. You should definitely check out what others have created. Pink unicorn is something you don't want to miss! I'm sure Kristy is not an Aries as she's very talented paper pieced maniac. Check it out!
Paper Piecing Party

23 comments:

  1. I think it looks amazing! I love your quilting in the middle. :) the colour choices are great. I think it's nicer like this. :)

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  2. Haha no definitely not an Aries! I'm a Virgo but have no idea what that says about me!

    I love how your trivet turned out! Even the twist on the colours - I think it's fantastic! Oh and yay for paper piecing! ;)

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  3. Looks great and your fabric choices are very pretty!!

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  4. It was the twisted colours which really caught my eye, plus your fab handstitching. I was expecting a floor rug from the title though! Lovely trivet!

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! I don't think I could ever bring myself to actually USE it it's so beautiful!

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  6. Oh, I am seriously captivated by how sweet this little rainbow is!!! Outstanding! I like all of the versions I've seen, but this one is truly charming!!! I think twisting the colors was the best accident ever, too.

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  7. Lovely! I'm on the Aquarius-Pisces Cusp. Yeah. That's right... dreamy and unfocused, but I love everybody!

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  8. As much as I love this trivet (polka dots - eeep) - I am a little miffed. Your Czech blog had a picture of buns in it!!!! I want to know more about the buns too please. Also, stories of how crafts come to be are a big part of the crafting process so please always share! I am not familiar with the Aries sign (or astrological signs in general) so thank you for providing me with an afternoon of procrastination :-)

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  9. Ya, Man! I am diggin' that hippie trivet, Man. The colours are, like, so psychedelic, dude! Seriously though... I really like how you took this design and made it your own. The twisting of the colour placement in each layer - perfect! And the embroidery in the center - fabulous! Congrats on a great finish, Vera!

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  10. PS. I am joining in the paper piecing party next week. AND... Hope you don't mind if I share your groovy Hippie Rug, with a link back, on my facebook page at http://facebook.com/sewfreshquilts.

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  11. Truly, this is one of my favorite trivets and I loved you sharing your process! Thank you!

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  12. Beautiful! This book is on my wishlist for my birthday, so many awesome projects in it :D

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  13. Vera, it was fun to find out you're an Aries. I am a Gemini. Please don't hold it against me. lol Anyways, Aries are major trend setters. Go with your instincts,you (Aries) were born with them. It would have looked great either way. The final trivet was very organic.

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  14. Very pretty! The hand stitching adds so much to this design. I also read back and enjoyed your earlier posts. Lovely work ... :) Pat

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  15. It's really pretty! I made this one too, and I have no idea what size my turned out to be either!

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  16. Oh, my! I almost missed all the Thursday hexie posts. I just discovered that. I would have been so disappointed not to have seen your trivet; it is just fab - honest, I love it. Great project.

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  17. I love it! Very unique and beautiful.

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  18. What a beautiful mug rug, the colors and design is so neat!

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  19. Love the hexie trivet. The colors and the quilting too.

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  20. "Aries are notorious for not finishing what they have begun"... huh, looks like I'm an Aries... and all this time I thought I was a Leo.

    The 'hippy rug' looks great.

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  21. Lovely Stitching. Perfect addition!

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  22. Love it! Your hand stitching is gorgeous!
    I'm on the Aries Taurus cusp... not sure what that says but that whole bit about Aries not finishing things, ahem... that could possibly be me :)

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