Friday, March 28, 2008

Inspired!

I have been asked by several people...."How was the quilt show?" Well, as I stood with gaping mouth staring at amazing works of fabric art, all I could come up with was.."WOW!" Now I have more ideas than time left on earth. But I am going to try my hardest to think outside the box and get creative with my fabric stash. I actually did not spend my wad of cash as I had anticipated. Funny, when you have money in your pocket that you decide to spend, you suddenly become very picky about what you spend it on. Also the fact that I was totally overwhelmed contributed to my difficulty with shopping. Besides....there are always more quilting shows to come....I have to pace myself!

So, as soon as I got home, I immediately got out the fabric that I had earmarked for a quilt for my daughter Jenn and got to work. This quilt is going to be a patchwork made from 2", 4", and 6" squares and stripes...with coordinating sashing between panels and a few embellished patches just for fun. This picture shows the first panel and one patch onto which I appliqued a coordinating flower. I will put a border in one of the dark brown prints around the entire thing and then finish it with binding in the same fabric as the sashing. This grouping of fabrics is very popular with young gals, it seems.

4 comments:

smoothiejuice said...

I hope she likes it..what do you think...this one might take you a whole week?Just kidding..you have been so productive lately!

Bonne said...

ROFL @ "I have to pace myself.."

Glad you had a good time. Quilt shows can get addicting. My sister will travel a distance to go to them. ;)

Anonymous said...

I love the new quilt..going to be a beauty ...those colors are very popular everywhere..past 2 years..pottery barn had a whole catalog with just those colors..

Autumn said...

When I went to Houston to the International Quilt show MY EYES hurt from LOOKING at so much stuff. I have never experienced that before!!!
I actually had to sit down and close my eyes- and I still have more projects planned than will ever happen in a normal lifespan!!!
:)

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