I'm kind of obsessed with this scrap quilt for the bed. The inspiration came from Deb at Stitchin Therapy.
I just read a post from an art blog, where the question was posed, what inspires you to actually go make something. I've long been interested in that...
For me, on this project, it was:
1. seeing Deb's tasteful floral lattice quilt
2. Rainbow Scrap Challenge to use one's scraps, one color a month
3. abundance of scraps in every color
4. simple design that creates an interesting diagonal line, where I can mindlessly sew
5. a need for a thin cool summer bed quilt for our king size, one that goes with a poodle
6. the fun of seeing the simple pattern coming together with different colors and contrasts
Then I cut all the diagonals, usually about 20 squares. Lay them out to match strips to them, fold them up with the two triangles sandwiching the strip, overlap them by the machine so I can chain piece them quickly.
While this is peacefully happening in the studio, I am listening to the complex novel on cd, The Clockamker's Daughter. Periodically a poodle nose bumps into my arm and little brown eyes look up to ask if I'm ever coming back downstairs.
It's fun to see the color combinations come up, to see how low contrast looks in the overall design. Our eyes like to create pattern, so mixing in low contrast is terrific.
They are all mixed in, and more coming with the next batch of triangles to sew.
Gotta love scrap quilts!!
|the peanut gallery, or Greek chorus|
No comments from the peanut gallery! I'm up to 175 made so far and probably need more than I'll want to make to finish, but there is enough cut out now to have about 225 blocks so I'll see you when I see you!
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