Friday, 27 April 2012

Die fases van my kwit

In plaas daarvan dat ek huidige projekte voltooi (inhaal van die NYB Quilt Along en die Blogger's BOM) het ek eerder besluit om 'n nuwe projek te begin. Hierdie projek is op my lysie, dus voel ek nie te skuldig nie :)

Ek het nog nie eers 'n steek vasgelê nie, maar ek kan alreeds 'n klomp fases sien waardeur 'n kwilt moet gaan:

In stead of completing existing projects (catching up of the NYB Quilt Along and Blogger's BOM), I started a new project. This project is on my list, so I am not feeling too guilty :)

I haven't made one stitch yet, but I can already see a few phases through which a quilt must go:

1.  Voorbereiding (beplanning, aankope en snywerk) / Preparation (planning, purchasing and cutting)

Hierdie fase is die begin van die begin. Hier droom jy oulike patrone en kleurskemas op, koop die korrekte (m.a.w. baie) hoeveelheid materiaal en begin sny.

This phase is the start of everything. You dream up some lovely patterns and colour schemes, buy the correct (in other words "a lot") amount of fabric and start cutting.


2. Legkaart bou / Building the Puzzle

Nou begin jy die stukkies materiaal groepeer en plaas, soos wat jy dit in jou wonderlike droom gehad het...en dan besef jy iets lyk nie heeltemal reg nie...

Now you group and place the fabric, just as you had it in your wonderful dream...and then realize something is not quite right...


In my wonderlike droom, het ek gesien hoe die kleure van lig na donker vloei deur die kwilt. Maar die metode wat ek gebruik het om die kleure te laat vloei, is eintlik besig om die kleure in mekaar in te gooi! O wel, daar gaan my "nuwer wetse" idees.

In my wonderful dream, I saw the colours flow from light to dark. But in reality, the method I chose resulted in the colours being thrown at each other! Well, so much for "new school" ideas.

3. Regstellings / Adjustments

Die wonderlike droom is nou realiteit, en nou begin jy nugter dink. Vinnig-vinnig is die foutjies herstel, en die kwilt lyk sommer stukke beter. Maar dis nie al nie. Ek het ook verder gedink...die persoon vir wie ek hierdie kwilt maak is byne 2 meter lank. Alhoewel die kwilt 'n bree rand kry, het ek gedink dis beter om die fokuspunt te vergroot...

The wonderful dream is now reality and you are starting to think straight. All the little mistakes are quickly repaired and the quilt looks much better. But that is not all. I thought a bit further...the person for whom I am making this quilt, is nearly 2 meters tall. Although the quilt is getting a broad border, I thought it a better idea to make enlarge the focal point...

 Na die regstellings / After the adjustments
 
Bietjie ekstra bygesit / Additions

Deur die ekstra ry blokke by die voeg, het ek die materiaal wat ek sou mors (deur dit te verwyder met die regstellings) gebruik. Dus spaar ek materiaal!

Dis natuurlik net die begin, maar dis die belangrikste gedeelte van die kwilt se vorming. Nou kan ek agter die naaldwerkmasjien inskuif, en hierdie stukkies lap aanmekaar begin vaswerk.Hoera!

Nou is ek eers moeg met lappies gespeel. Moet seker begin met aandete...Tot later!

By adding the extra blocks, I used the fabric that I would otherwise have wasted (by removing them with the adjustments). Thus, I saved fabric!

This is of course only the beginning, but it is the most important part of the quilt's formation. Now I can move in behind the sewing machine and start sewing these pieces together.Yippee!

Now I am done playing with fabrics. I suppose I need to get dinner started...Until later!

4 comments:

  1. Wow, a mighty fine quilt top. Very vibrant colours.
    Happy stitching.

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  2. 1,86m of 1,94m....wonder watter 1 is die gelukkige ene!!! Hou van jou kleure en ontwerp. Lekker speel!

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  3. I agree, not always beautiful dreams come true. I also agree the second attempt looks much better. Planning and preparation are two importent steps, but I'm afraid I'm not very good at it... I tend to start sewing and then I'll see how it turns out.... :)

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  4. I love your account of your quilt preparation process. Sometimes I do it that way and sometimes I just jump in feet first and go for it! The quilt is very bright and cheerful. Fun! I have caught up with your postings and have finally learned how to post my pix. I will be around

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