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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Where are my sunglasses?


Wow! A day of bright fabrics, but it is done and ready for quilting. The picture doesn't show the border fabric off quite enough, but it is really a cute one. There wasn't enough for a wider border, but "make do" and stash quilts aren't always perfect. I think I'll tell the gal who quilts it to do something funky and fun...purple thread or maybe variegated thread, lots of circles, squiggles or whatever she likes. Once I got past the urge to jump in and put it together block by block, it went well. These patterns must be done in order and can easily get messed up.....and I'm just the one to test that theory! It was a fun one to make but I doubt that I'll make another for quite some time. The debate has been raging inside me over whether to make quicker quilts for fun or to make quilts that are going to mean something some day, i.e. heirloom quilts. I guess I'll just have to temper it with alternating between the two. It has been quite a long stretch of quilting just for fun and making for others. In January I sent 7 tops to the quilter and there are now 3 more ready to go. I'm thinking it is about time to get back to some serious hand applique and get a couple of the harder ones done....the kind that takes months to do. It's kind of like taking a nap - after a while one gets energized and can go back to what needs to be done. Maybe I'm there.......or maybe I'll just take a nap and think on it.

10 comments:

Helen said...

That is a great block. Was it difficult to do?

Sweet P said...

You did make one bright quilt!

I can relate to needing to switch gears and work on different types of projects. Last fall I went through a spurt where I sewed binding on 7 quilts. I decided then it was time to start some new ones.

Doodlebug Gail said...

That's a lovely bright quilt! It's good to change speed and direction every once in a while .... it keeps life from getting boring.

Nancy said...

Love the way this turned out with the brights. I'm a fan of Buggy Barn patterns and have some brights I need to use up so I'll have to go check the pattern out.

Libby said...

Looks great - so cheery.

Sometimes a quick quilt is just what you need to feel accomplished but the challenging ones are always out there. It can be hard to find just the right mix without going nutty *s*

Susan said...

It looks great - bright, cheery and fun!

Alycia said...

I love the brights! The pattern is wonderful - good work and great way to use up your stash!

teodo said...

Wonderful, the stars are in paper-piecing or in applique? The quilt is very beautiful. ciao ciao

Carolyn said...

I'm not sure I could work with colors THAT bright! The quilt looks great and it IS nice to work with different colors every now and then. As long as I can go back to my comfort colors when I need to...

Nicole and Phil said...

This is a divine quilt! It reminds me of Jan Mullen's quilts!
Working with bright colours is always fun!