Friday, May 02, 2008
For this challenge, I wanted to explore the aspect of 'shape'. By that I mean, joining quilted panels in such a way as to create 3 dimensional pieces...... For some time I've been interested in creating garments that fit the body's curves and not boxy, shapeless covers. I've been experimenting with princess lines and darts and ways to eliminate bulk. At the same time, I've been thinking I needed a tea cosy and I'm a very practical gal.....
This time, instead of concealing the joins, I chose to keep all the seam allowances in plain sight. I wanted to exploit denim's lovely tendency to ravel but I guess it will require more trips through the washing machine to get the full effect.
This tea cosy is made of 2 layers of recycled jeans denim with a layer of batting in between. It insulates VERY well. Free form flower embroidery is addictive and satisfying. The cosy measures 14 inches wide by 9 inches high.