Monday, February 17, 2014

Make a Decision

It takes me a long time to decide which fabrics to use for a project.  Some fabrics sit in their home crying for a chance to meet the rotary cutter.  Some much longer than others.  I pull fabrics, partner them, re-partner them and sometimes just put them back in their home for another day.

It wasn't even an easy decision to choose which project to tackle first (see choices). After my brain was ready to explode,  I decided to start with one that had large pieces - ATOMIC TULIP.

I joined the Library Project Quilt Challenge in the hopes that I might use some of my book and magazine collection, push myself to keep a commitment, and even use some fabric that I've been saving for a rainy day ( which we hardly ever get).

Library Quilt Project, challenge, curves
Fabric Pull for Atomic Tulips
For the quilt, I decided on this fabric, although I still had to choose a background color.  Bone, Snow, Charcoal, ?????

I set about cutting them- curves are not easy!

"Pie" portion of tulips

.... and finally chose the background color - Kona Expresso!  I think the rich color will let the tulips shine!

Nesting on Kona Expresso

Off to cut into that delicious Expresso!

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Designed by a 4 year old!

Yes, it's true.  My latest work was based on the design of a 4 year old.  I offered to make my nephew a quit.  I showed him the fabric I was planning to use and then asked him what kind of quilt design he wanted.
See the circled area?  That's what the little one drew!

I took his idea and drew out a plan, cut fabric and then started sewing.  Yes, I know I drew a layout, figured out measurements and even determined how many of each cut I needed, but, I can't follow a pattern - it's so difficult.  Not because I can't read, don't have trust in directions or measurements, or that I lack follow through, I just can't.   

40 x 60
Photo session at the park.  It was a beautiful day! We had fun climbing on the fire truck and my helpers did their best at staying out of the pics - 

I love the piecing and the red dots!

Appliqued Circle - Close-up of stitching
He's surprised about this!
Border Shot

After the photo shoot and the snacks, it was home to the washer and dryer.  The little man couldn't wait to sleep with his new quilt.  And his number one question - "Can I take it home?"

I'll be joining a few linky parties this week - look for me! 
Show and Tell Tuesday@i have to say      Let's Bee Social@Sew Fresh Quilts  

Needle & Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation

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