Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rough Patches - First Batch of 9 - Done!


Finally! It was two months ago that I first talked about starting a new series called "Rough Patches", in a blog post titled "Series within a Series". The premiss was to create 4 batches of small fabric collage quilts, (called "Rough Patches"). 


Each batch would containing 9 individual Rough Patches. At the time I thought I'd have the first batch easily done within a few weeks, but between writing and illustrating some new patterns, as well as contributing some art and articles to some upcoming magazines, it wound up taking me a wee bit longer!


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Each Patch pays homage to the worn and weathered farms and fields that surround where I live, and which, as many of you already know, I am so drawn to, time and time again.

( I am posting photos, almost daily, on Instagram
Many of the photos I post feature those farms and fields!) 


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Various fabrics were used in the patches, including cotton tickings and cheese cloth...



Shot cottons, linens and rusted fabrics...



Homespuns, chambrays and flowered indian prints...



Plaids and vintage crochet.


The patches of fabric were machine stitched with little bits of hand stitching here and there.



Although ultimately very simple, each patch, each placement of fabric, 
each tiny stitch, took a lot of thought and consideration.


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My favorite part of the patches are the outer edges, 
where I stitched small bits of fabric in-between the quilt layers... 


and hand frayed all the edges.


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To see more detailed photos and info on purchasing, 
just click on the links below each Rough Patch.

Am thinking about the next round of patches now, planing on how they will be similar, and how they will be different... stay tuned!

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Also, be sure to pop back in this Monday, March 17th, where I will be part of Candy Glendening's current blog tour. There will be a Giveaway! where one lucky blog reader will receive a copy of Candy's newest Quilting Arts instructional video, and a piece of her artwork made specially for readers of my blog.

See you then!


20 comments:

karen said...

I absolutely love these rough patches Victoria...

Jo Jo said...

These are awesome - LOVE them!

Janine said...

These are beautiful :)

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

These are gorgeous!

dolores said...

Wowser lady! Makes my hands hurt thinking about sewing all that awesomeness!!:)

DWhiteCreations said...

yes, beautiful, especially the edges

sally anoyrkatis said...

Beautiful, and easy to see why they would take time, so much gorgeous individual detail in each.

Nifty Quilts said...

They are all exquisite--every single one. I love the name, "Rough Patches" too. Bet they'll sell out in no time!

Createology said...

I am quite entranced with your "Rough Patches". You have included sew many details in each block. This is such an interesting series. Creative Stitching Bliss...

iHanna said...

What a beautiful textile series! Love the edges and the mix of machine and hand stitches. I feel inspired to dig through my own bits and pieces of fabric now!

patty a. said...

These are so interesting - so much to look at! Your level of detail is amazing!

The Inside Stori said...

So inspiring and worth the wait!

Emily Carnes said...

These are so beautiful. Cheesecloth, who knew!! What a lovely way to use those old, soft fabrics that fray so easily. love it.

Emily at backtothecraft.blogspot.ca

Karin på Ösäter said...

I allways love to see what you have created! A fantastic inspiration!

Karin på Ösäter
http://karinpaosater.blogg.se/

Margo said...

I love the rich texture and colors! So beautiful, and the name of the series adds a dimension of heartbreak that I love.

Just curious: did you plan a patch before starting to sew, or did you plan and improvise as you went along?

Victoria said...

Thanks to each of you. xo

Margo, great question! No preplanning was done. Each one was indeed improvised... placing a bit of cloth here and there, removing and rearranging, until it felt right. I like working this way. It's as if you are engaging in a slow, quiet conversation with the work.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Your patches are gorgeous, Victoria. I especially love the two photos of them all piled up.

Gina said...

These are beautiful! I'm glad you are part of Candy's blog hop as finding your gorgeous quilts is a bonus!

carolyndawn said...

These are absolutely amazing. Just love your work!!

Lea said...

What absolutely gorgeous quilts! Love the fabrics, the colors, the raw edges, the quilting – EVERYTHING about these quilts. They are so earthy and warm looking.