Friday, July 11, 2014

Square mode


It seems I'm a bit in square mode. Isn't that funny when I said I'm not really a square person. I proudly present 330 squares. Finished size is 60x40cm and I started with 4cm squares. It is the most artsy thing I have ever done. There is a meaning behind and it is not just a B&W project to me.


I plan on doing some more squares so I have pretty new ironing board 55cm square which I used for the layout setting.


I haven't used any grid and my fusible interfacing is in one piece. Oh you want to know meaning behind. There are two versions actually. As I added a bit of color it is about life not being just B&W. Plus I like to listen to music when I create and the lyrics of Demons by Imagine Dragons kind of stuck in my head. The black hole is representing where all my demons are. We all have those, right. Those bright bits are the happy moments of our life.


Half way through I had pretty rectangles and I'm feeling I want to do rectangles one day.


This technique is really faster than you think but the worst part for me is to iron those seams open.


I have also finished quilt top this week. I'm having hard time to name this one. Let's just call it Ikea print.
Now I have plenty of projects ready for quilting so I better switch into quilting mode.

Linking up with Crazy mom quilts.

24 comments:

  1. I love that you used "Demons" as your inspiration (respect!). Quilts are so exciting when they have a real meaning behind the piecing or quilting. Look at those accurate seam line-ups! Awesome job!!

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  2. Squares look fabulous on you, Vera. Such a beautiful piece. The bright spots add a lot of interest. Hope you will be doing more of these!

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  3. I love your meanings. The Imagine Dragons song Demons is one of my current favorite songs, too. I love having music going while I quilt. And congrats on the Ikea print quilt top finish. I would probably call it shadowbox. :)

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  4. Just Gorgeous! I love it so much! I spent so long looking at each square and the fabric you used...
    Good on you for doing something different!

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  5. I really like the B&W project, it looks great. I have a mini-iron/seam iron and it's perfect for ironing seams like that open, much easier than using a normal iron. For the other quilt top - how about something like "floating zoo"?

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  6. Those rectangles create such an amazing effect! Vera, it's GORGEOUS. And your pressed-open seams are quite lovely. As a newly minted press-open girl, I'm SO impressed. (pun not really intended... ;)

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  7. I love that song! Apparently we have similar music tastes, given the titles of all your quilts. :)
    I love the design and the meaning behind it! I've done one of those interfacing quilts before and yes, the ironing of the seams is definitely the most tedious part.

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  8. WOW the cutting! The stitching! The accuracy! I'm in awe - and more than a bit envious, lol! Love the story behind the project, and the kick of colour(s) from the happy moments squares :) I like Wendy's idea of "Floating Zoo" as a title for the other project - I was trying to think of something combining the words Ikea and animals or zoo, or something punny - but nothing came to mind, so I think I'll just upvote Wendy's suggestion :D

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  9. the black and white piece is lots of fun and very inspiring!!

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  10. Adding the touch of colour turned out so well. It looks very cool.

    As for a title for your animal one, how about "Picture this..."

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  11. I have some of that Ikea print. I framed some animals and hung them in my 2nd daughter's nursery - so cute to see that fabric again :) I hope all your demons fall in that big black hole and never return!

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  12. I like the black hole, it's intriguing.

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  13. Love the b&w, but I hope that in real life you've got more bright moments than demons! Beautiful composition, and looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

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  14. You are right: life is not all black and white. I hope the cheery bits in your life are greater in number than the few rainbow squares. (Do I spot an Andy Cap comic print? That is also cheerful!) I cannot believe this will be an ironing board cover!
    Quilt name? Hmm. I thought I had an idea but I like Willit's suggestion better.

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  15. I think everything you make is artsy. I started following you with your amazing triangle quilt. I love this and agree with others, I hope there is more color in your life. Or maybe there will be more color as you get further out from the black hole? Great project.

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  16. Great b/w quilt! Love the pops of color. Your Ikea quilt is awesome. The three D effect is great.

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  17. i LOOOVe this!! and great meaning behind it to. i'm also thinking rectangles after that pic you showed :)

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  18. Vera, you have outdone yourself! LOVE this!! Hey, when you switch to quilting mode are you going to quilt your Mini Disco top as well?? :)

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  19. I love those black an white squares!

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  20. Wow! Just wow! I am in love with your black and white quilt!! Very inspiring!

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  21. Love the meaning behind your squares and the piece you made! I've been deciding that I like small squares, but any squares larger than a charm size is getting too big.

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  22. Ikea Print is wonderful but squares is exceptional. It's one of my favourites, of your quilts.

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  23. Your Demons quilt is stunning! What kind of fusible interfacing did you use?

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  24. You B & W Demons squares are so cool! You have so much patience to put them all together!
    I think your backs are almost as neat as my fronts of blocks! LOL
    Can't wait to see it all completed!
    Susie

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