In Progress


I mentioned in my last post how I didn't enjoy the process of making that quilt.  But I realized that it maybe wasn't the improvisational part of it that I didn't like...


All I know is that yesterday morning I dove into some new piecing, and I suppose you could call it improv?  and I'm luvin' it!  But what I'm doing here is mainly liberated log cabins and strips and such, which is what I do LOTS of, so maybe it's just that I'm back in my safe little comfort zone!!  Oh well, I think I'm gonna stay in my little box for a while...


I'm trying to show more in-progress of my quilts, but it's hard.  I think it's partly because my sewing room is in the basement which has very little natural light.  Which equals terrible photos.  But I really enjoy reading about other folks progress, so I'm gonna try.

These two Heather Ross prints, the tadpoles in jars, and the horses, were two small scraps I had.  They suddenly called out to me, and I started adding random strips from my scrap bin.  I didn't think about specific colors or theme, but somehow it's ended up being mostly warm colors with a few greens thrown in.  And I had to try out my Essex Linen in natural.  I'm likely going to use it on the back of a custom quilt, so wanted to work with it a bit more.  And it's beautiful besides!

8 comments:

  1. yum, they are gorgeous! I'm glad you're liking Essex natural. Good, good stuff.

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  2. You are the color QUEEN. I love it. LOVE IT!!!!!

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  3. This is going to be beautiful! Nice color combos!

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  4. I love the combo of fmf, innocent crush, hope valley, etc. They are working so well together! And of course I love me some heather Ross.

    I also struggle with posting about progress. I guess i just figure that people only want to see the finished product!

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  5. Love the color combinations! And I love that you are just creating as you go...I tend to do a lot of that. I must admit, though, that I have less trouble showing process....mainly because I seem to always be half done most projects and then start something new ! LOL Maybe this year I will have some finished work to show off!

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  6. I love the bright scrappy look, especially against the linen!

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  7. I know what you mean about showing “in process” photos, usually I am sewing at night, when it’s dark and the lighting is no good. I am trying too :) Your blocks looks great, I love the colors you use. Heather Ross fabric is so cute! I haven’t tried linen yet, but love the look of it. Does it move around a lot??

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  8. I didn't know you had a blog! I love all your photos and I love the combination of fabrics with the linen in these blocks.
    Thank you for being the inspiration for my quilt:
    http://silvialagataconbotas.blogspot.com/2010/12/quilt-sorpresa-surprise-quilt.html

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