Sunday, March 15, 2015

Process, quilt for spring

I feel like making a quilt. It seems like it's time for a new one. I'm just going to cut this all up into 2" strips and spend a day making log cabin blocks, listening to Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson on Pandora and the March wind outside batter and rattle the windows.
These looked like spring when I laid them out, but now I see all the russets and plums and grays. I think I'll add some green, more pink. The fabric audition is such an important part of this process, it seems like I spend more time on that than I do on any of the sewing, but it's so much fun, too. Standing in front of the cupboard and hauling out possibilities, stacking them on the table, walking around them in different light, adding and subtracting things; I don't know, I just really like that.
 
 

 

15 comments:

  1. I love laying out the fabric, matching and coordinating colours. Its all part of the process for me too. Love the colour palette you have chosen.

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  2. Me too! Sometimes after I know how it's going to look, I (almost) lose interest in it because the fun part is over.
    Great stack of fabric you have going there :)

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  3. I have only done minimal quilting, but I do love matching fabrics for projects. You should have seen me matching fabrics for the little knitting project bags I sewed for everyone in my knitting group last Christmas! I really love fat quarters too! Your quilt will be lovely....
    ♡♡♡

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  4. I have the quilt top my grandmother pieced together in the Depression. I think it is from flour sacks, but am unsure about that. I hope that I can start actually quilting it this summer. I wanted to tell you how much I love your new header/banner thing. What is that called at the top of our pages? I always get them confused! Anyway, I really like it. Have a wonderful week!

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  5. More pinks and greens would look good with that lot. I wish I could make a quilt.. well I guess I could.. but I'm not sure I could master a new skill now. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. I love picking out fabrics and colors - it's one of the few things that will totally overtake all other thought, and for a time I can totally get lost in it.

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  7. I think no explanation is needed: whatever your process is ~ its definitely working for You.... Rock on with your crafty self!!!! xo

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  8. I've never learnt quilting, but I find the result really beautiful! Can't wait to see what you'll come up with! : )

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  9. Playing with the fabric is my favorite part, quiet and thoughtful.

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  10. Now that you mention it, I feel like listening to Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson too, but I have to finish up some knitting while I do it. P.S. - I've been thinking of a log cabin quilt lately, must be something blowin' in the wind.

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  11. oh yes, the color play is WHY I make quilts. I don't need quilts, per se, but I adore that process of laying fabrics next to each other and sometimes magic happens. Patchwork will always be my favorite way to play (wish some elves would come and sew it up for me, though).

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  12. I admire all you quilters. Such a lovely craft. I'm sure whatever you decide on will be wonderful.
    xx Beca

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  13. So much fun to play with the fabrics.:) Love your springy choices!

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  14. Don't throw out too many plums, think crocus! :) Looks great.

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  15. Love all the fabric and the possible combinations! Quilts are so much fun.

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