Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Second on the 2nd

If you are looking for T Stands For Tuesday, it is the post directly below this one.  If your Second on the 2nd and T post are the same, please link both places.

Here is a very old post from August 29, 2008.   Not sure I've gotten any better at making my quiltlets, but this post is about the time I started.

Quiltlets to practice sewing

I'm trying to learn to sew, so made these little quiltlets to practice.

I scanned them before they are finished. I wanted to get a scan before I added the hanger I'm contemplating, and maybe a few more embellishments.

These didn't scan well.  They are much prettier in real life.  Don't know why the colors are so far off, but they are.  There is no gray, but there is quite a bit of green that doesn't show on the scan.  The background is some muslin that Kathy and I hand dyed last April using Easter egg dye and vinegar that we spritzed onto the muslin.  Incidentally, Kathy gave me the fabric, lace, and images, with the exception of the dyed muslin and the green grosgrain ribbon.

Two days later I fashioned this hanger out of heavy wire. The quiltlet hangs well with the little clothes pins. I made two hangers like this and am toying around with a different look for the third quiltlet.

I hope you enjoyed this look back at the first quiltlets I made.  Back then I had no concept of composition, perspective, or balance.  Those things had to come (and are still coming) slowly with time and practice.  Of course, I still can't sew a straight line!  At least I never had to worry about color, because it's the one thing I've always been good with.  I don't need a color wheel to tell me when the color is right and when it sets my teeth on edge.

Now it's time for you to link your second look on the 2nd.  The rules are quite simple and everyone is welcome to join the fun look back.  All you have to do is bring back a post that you are especially proud of, or one you shared before anyone knew your blog existed.  Then link below and Bleubeard and I, along with other Second on the 2nd friends, will be by to visit.  If you are new to Second on the 2nd, and your blog post permits only GOOGLE+ responses, I (and several others) can´t comment on your entry.  It's all in the way you set up your blog responses.

Please be aware this link is only open for five days, so it's best to post sometime on the 2nd.

10 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your little quilts are wonderful, I LOVE them, it looks like you had a lot of fun with them. Happy 2nd on the 2nd, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great quiltlets - the fabric layers are wonderful - I specially adore that lace!
Happy Second on the Second ELizabeth!

Darla said...

I have always admired your quiltlets. I dont sew so can only imagine the work you put into these.
Can you link me up my friend. Im away with only a phone again

~*~Patty S said...

You know I always admire your quiltlets E.
Your little hanger is really wonderful too.

My name is Erika. said...

I think this is a wonderful little piece. I personally like messy stitching for arty pieces, not to say yours looks messy because it is NOT at all. I love the beauty of the lace and the the great faces. Beautiful work Elizabeth. Hugs-Erika

Halle said...

I do remember how quiltlets really busted onto the scene and were really it for a while. You really do have a love for sewing. I really like the hanger you created as well...that must have been rough on your hands!

Pamela Gerard said...

How pretty -- I love the photographs included in the quilt.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Oh are these sweet. Love them Elizabeth. The laces so compliment their lovely faces. xox

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your little quiltlets! Your colour choices are always spot on Elizabeth ! Hugs, Chrisx

Krisha said...

These are so pretty, glad you chose to show them again, we had not met yet so they are new to me.