Thursday, August 28, 2008

In which I don't talk about some stuff, but I talk about other stuff

That pretty well sums up the way I feel these days. I've got several projects in the works including a really, really big one that I'll be filling you all in on later in the fall, but I can't talk about them. The funny thing is that even if the powers that make these decisions gave me the go ahead to talk about them I wouldn't because I'm so darn superstitious that I'd worry I would jinx myself.
So what does that leave me with?
This.


And this.


As my grandfather used to say, "vous?"which, by the way, is "what?" in Yiddish, not the formal "you" in French.
Anyway this is the beginnings of a king size version of my Twinkle design. Yes, you heard right, king size. I'm making it for a nice couple who found me through my etsy store. So far I have about 150 of these circles dyed, though not all have been pieced into the nine patch units pictured here. I've done the math people, and I'm going to need around 730 circles for the quilt to measure about 104x96". Luckily I do have until mid-December to complete this quilt and the piecing is pretty easy. I'm not too stressed about the quilting either because when I quilt these twinkle pieces I quilt each individual circle separately. It means that I have to break the thread a lot, but it makes the quilt much easier to handle.
It's already getting to the point where I don't have a big enough wall in the right kind of light to photograph it, but you get the idea.
I'll keep you posted on its progress.

24 comments:

Kim said...

Hmmm. I guessing ... fabric line?

I love the quilt!

sally said...

I love the quilt.

twolimeleaves said...

This is one spectacular project, Malka! You make such beautiful fabrics.

amanda said...

that quilt is lovely! and i'm guessing that you're doing a book, but maybe kim's right that it's going to be a fabric line. either way (i think one of us has to be right!), that is super exciting! :-)

Laura Jane said...

That quilt is looking sensational.

I'd like to buy me some fabric that already looked like that - perhaps you could arrange it?

Oh, oooh, too pretty for words. That is gonna be one amazing bedquilt. Please charge them an absolute fortune for all that work.

The Calico Cat said...

"Vos is nayes?" or "nu?" The only things I can recall with great clarity that my bubbe would say...

Lovly quilt...

I like the controlled over-dying.

Jacquie said...

a king size twinkle quilt...wow. it's going to be amazing! hmmm....a secret...can't wait to find out.

gwensmom said...

If the project is a book I can't wait to buy it. Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be fabulous.

The twinkle quilt is looking great! What a major project that is.

Bob said...

yes I would say leaving renegade early and meeting with a fabric rep and already being involved with one book makes you prime for a fabric line and a book of your own.

amandajean said...

I love the quilt~it's going to be spectacular when you are finished.

shelleycaskey said...

wow, malka - this is really gorgeous! i can't wait to see the finished product! what an artist you are. i'm dreaming of the one you're going to be making for me in january. :)

Kathryn Laughton said...

I have a precious Twinkle pillow, and so hanker after a Twinkle quilt of any size. But when you go flaunting a king size one in front of me, my, I just swoon.

Hanker, flaunt, swoon; three words that are never used enough in comment posts.

I am hankering for a book of fabric-making projects from you, but you will just go flaunt the fact that you have a surprise coming, but it's undoubtedly something to make us swoon!!

Malka Dubrawsky said...

Thanks everyone for you nice comments.
Kathryn- I'm breaking open my thesaurus to find some worthy synonyms to your adjectives.

jenamoured said...

how do you dye controlled shapes like this?

Lasso the Moon said...

Amazing. I love the colorway you've chosen. I'm new to your blog and store, but have become an instant addict. I just skimmed over all of your archives! Can't wait to hear what your news is.
Anna

smileull said...

Lovely colors! I discovered your blog through your wonderful photostream at etsy. Love both!

Tamara said...

I just love your designs, well done and keep up the inspiring work!

Tine Hohl said...

Hi Malka,

I love your twinkle top i'ts really amazing - and I hope we're allowed to see the finished quilt.

irrestarkes Teil! I'm not able to translate this but I'm really impressed of your work!

Malka Dubrawsky said...

Hi jenamoured,
I dye these circles using a shibori technique called itajime.

amberlee said...

Fabulous, and I can't wait to see what else you have in the line!

Miaou said...

Wow, what a mammoth piece of work! It looks fantastic already.

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

Wow! This is absolutely fabulous. The combination of your technique with the scale of a king sized quilt is very cool. Looking forward to watching it grow!

kathy york said...

Malka,
When you finish it, bring it over to my house, I have plenty of room to photograph the king size twinkle. It looks marvelous darling!
kathy

pbeichler said...

How are you doing the circles? Is it a discharge or dye? It is beautiful.