Monday, February 21, 2011

I Chose. . .

 Big Stretch!
While it's not a big stretch for me to work in strips, it kinda is since these are sewn, not fused. I made all the strip sets first (boring) and then started putting them together, trying to follow the pattern in the quilt above. I got lost so quickly that I gave up and just let things happen. That's when the fun started.








So far the length is right at 6 feet but the width is way too narrow at 24" to call it done. I will make more strip sets and add to the width. I am really liking this because it is so instant. And all my colors!



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18 comments:

  1. My favourite pattern too!

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  2. It does look instant - an easy project. Your colors are great.

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  3. Wow! I really, really like this

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  4. Thanks for the inspiration! I've been in a creative funk (the rain, the clouds), but I think I'll just jump into a free-form strip project and hope for the best.

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  5. I think I'm lost.
    What are you going to do with this six foot long beauty?

    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  6. Well, I love what happened. Love the colors. So what function will this quilt provide after it is wider? Bet it would make a great throw to curl up under on a rainy day with a fire going.

    This one may just be motivation for me to finally make a larger quilt. Could also use the same technique to make a duvet cover for my feather throw.

    Much food for thought on this one.

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  7. Ooh! I'm working on stripes this week too - but going in different direction than you. it'll be cool to see where we both wind up in the end (though your end, will, I suspect be much sooner than mine.)

    Beautiful so far!

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  8. Love the decision! Ah, solids made into stripes!

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  9. It's looking wonderful. Funny how things just seem to flow when you just sort of let things happen. I love it!!!

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  10. Love the project and the colours :-) Maybe something like that quilt would be good for my NZ quilt... hmmm.
    I need to edit the pics of my first ever fusing and post them. OK, it looks like an 8 yo drew it but heh, my first fusing!

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  11. Wowee! I didn't realize it was so big, thought it was little strips. So I'm really liking where this is going.

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  12. Wonderful! maybe I'll be brave enough to cut into all my hand dyed fabric! It's that first cut that's the killer!

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  13. I'm loving the colors!

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  14. Oooh great choice! Love your colors!

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  15. What delicious colors, and I see that Chumley likes it, too!

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  16. I love your loft bed with lovely, happy colors combinations. I especially like your headboard and wonder if you have written instructions on how you make it. I need to make two or three and wondered if you attach yours directly to the wall?
    By the way, nice banner, fun blog.

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  17. Most excellant! Love your colors, as they are so you. Keep it going. Can't wait to see it up close and personal.

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