Saturday, February 20, 2010

Creative Messes

As you can see I have a jolly big mess on my sewing table at present! Seems that the baskets and bags that hold much needed bits are multiplying! After getting 'Forks' pieced (still not decided yet as whether it needs any applique) I am working on piecing two more quilts that I am hoping to take to Nundle as they are being made with mostly FQs from the Nundle Bloggers SQ Birthday Swap.
One quilt I am calling the 1930s Table quilt is actually 'Chicken Linen' from a Darlene Zimmerman book and I am mostly using Mama's Apron Strings by RJR Fabrics.
The second quilt is reds with neutrals/backgrounds. I changed my mind several times over what to make and finally settled on making a Sister's Choice block quilt with sashings after seeing a very inspiring Navy/White one in a book lent by a friend 'This Old Quilt'. There were no patterns in the book but that was ok as I found the block pattern for Sister's Choice easy enough. Working on the Sister's Choice quilt is taking me out of my usual 'square' in that I am using multiple reds and backgrounds; I am really enjoying this and can visualise more quilts like this in the future!

Do you order fabric that you 'have to have' with no idea on what to make with it???
Well I did this with Barbara Brackman's William Morris fabric last year.
It can be a bit of a bug bear when you have NO idea what you want to do with it, then have to put aside several good ideas because you should have ordered more of this fabric and less of that.
I threw all the agonising out the window last week and just randomly pieced the triangles I had bought. The quilt will be small even with the borders added, should have bought two triangle packets but a small quilt is better than no quilt so I am pretty pleased to have a good start on this quilt!

9 comments:

Janice said...

Oh, but what a lovely mess. It sounds like you are having lots of fun at the moment.

Tammy James said...

Nice work Bec, you have been busy!

Maggey and Jim said...

Yes, I have been working on a project and finally cleaned up a big sprawl of fabric. You just have to go for it and let the mess happen, that's how we create, some of us.. :) Love your colors and it will be very pretty..
Maggey

Hanne-Kristine said...

You are not alone, having mess on the sewingroom.... I spent 2 hours de-cluttering today... Not because it was awful, but because I need the space for me to be able to use the sewing machine.....
I like your top photo so much, the quilts in the basketchair.

Hanne-Kristine

Catherine said...

Hi Bec, Lovely work....yes I must admit I buy fabric cause i just have to have it too and have the same issues....never mind, its all fun! Have a great week! Cathyx

Rhonda said...

Hi there. Ravelly1 from Texas here. Just found your blog and like what I see and am now "following" you. Your space looks alot like mine......we are so creative.....hehehehehe

Lynda said...

Loved having a sticky beak at your sewing table - Butterfly Garden in the back corner.

Chookyblue...... said...

can't wait to see what your working on at Nundle......

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I like the look of this quilt... Can't wait to see what you are working on?