12.6.08

Quilting, ripping tearing...


ormsommar window quilt, originally uploaded by -syko-.

It is one week left to the exhibit , which means I am trying to finish all the thread works I've started on and trying even harder not to start any new ones. The quilt above is called Snake Summer and accidentally became a window quilt when I hanged it on a white curtain to be able to study it on a distance. I just loved how all the patterns and textures shines through so now I have decided to only add a white backing fabric and maybe just quilt the snake in the ditch and hopefully there will be a window to hang it in at Pellas (the link goes to an article about the museum in a local newspaper, for those who read Swedish :).
The big quilt is coming up nicely after some ripping, tearing and swearing. The quilting is the text to a traditional Swedish lullaby, Vinden drar, that our little exhibition is named after. It tells about a sailor boy that leaves his girl crying on the shore. Don't cry my friend, he says. Think of all the good times that are to come. A chest full of silver and gold, silk and velvet cloths, all of that I will bring to you.

I loved to imagine how the silk and velvet fabrics looked when my mum sang this song to me when I was a kid!

*edit* I do not use the BSR for the quilting, I could not get it to work so I just use the regular mending foot...



17 comments:

seemownay said...

Oh, I know that song! There exists a German veersion called "Winde wehn".

I hope you will show pictures of your exhibition and your mom's work cause I am too far away to come look, but would love to virtually participate (a little).

Chickpea said...

You are the BSR queen!

K. I have to tell you that one the reason I am such a fan of your work is that you have a real personal style, a unique artistic vision. That is not common to everyone, knowing to sew is not enough :)

Lesley said...

Stunning work Kajsa!! I agree with chickpea - I really love the originality of your design. Your work is so special and your exhibition is going to look amazing :)

xxx

Janet said...

Hey there, I wish I could see your exhibition it is funny to hear you say you have to stop starting new ones. I found that difficult with my last show, you just want to keep starting new ones the ideas just keep flowing when you work so many hours. Its a good feeling though. I LOVE the soap sequence, what a cutie your boy is. I didn't get the time to write more of a note or include more but next time I will. Big hugs and well done you xx

Jacquie said...

Wish I could be there to support you. It's going to be great!

smoothpebble said...

It is pretty with the light coming through - almost stained glass in fabric. I love your stitched words too. Wish I could see it hanging at the exhibition.

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

It looks beautiful!

You've been tagged. Stop by my blog to see what it's all about. :)

Rachael Rabbit said...

I've just discovered your blog and everything is so beautiful I don't know what to comment on first! ... I'll be back to visit soon - but in the mean time good luck with the exhibition x

Amy said...

Oh this is so beautiful--I have always loved your selection of happy colors. Good luck with the exhibition!

nicolebaker said...

Wow, you put a lot of detail into that.

Chakra Pennywhistle said...

YOU ARE AMAZING! I am at a loss for words:) That quilt.... WOW!

Kristin said...

Best wishes for the exhibition! I so wish I could be there to come see!

I also wanted to let you know about a giveaway going on over at the blog. If you have a chance swing on by. It lasts until midnight on Thursday (tonight!). :)

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ruthsplace said...

Love the snake! the quilting on the big quilt - WOW!!

Best of luck with the exibition - I hope it's a smashing success.

Ravenhill said...

I love the window snake quilt. Such a lovely way to use a patchwork! The other quilt in progress sounds so sweet and looks so pretty.

Happy weekend and good luck with the finishing touches!
~Emily

Katy said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous

Vanessa said...

I am just making my first quilt and although I have made a few mistakes I am enjoying it (pictures on my blog!). Your work is beautiful and very inspiring.
Vanessa

mama said...

your work is always so delicate and fresh, adding light to the equation seems like the most logical next step (and of course you have the talent to come up with that step in the first place!). respect to your talent and your vision :)