Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I Changed My Mind



After not being totally thrilled with yesterday's start, I went back to study my Flickr favorites and found what did make me happy. I have always admired these two strip pieced quilts by Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston. I knew I could have more fun playing with lots of strips and maybe even incorporate my squares too.


I had to spend a bit of time cutting a strip or two from all the fabrics on my table, and only then did I remember that I had tucked away several boxes of already cut strips, leftover from last year's QAWM.

Sometimes a false start can lead to a much better do-over.
I am ready and jazzed to sew now, but have a very busy Wednesday in town, so it will be Thursday before I can jump back into the studio.
Speaking of being jazzed, I am getting much more limber due to the rigorous workout we are doing at Jazzercise. I used to be so stiff in the morning as I creaked my way down the stairs. This is not happening now, and the only difference (besides my weight loss) has to be the exercise...yay!




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7 comments:

  1. This is so interesting. You definitely will turn out something terrific.

    Glad to hear the exercising is working. I am beginning to feel that stiffness each morning too. Sort of like I have to loosen up first. I have been thinking of an exercise program and now I am convinced.

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  2. Hmm, maybe you could do JAWM (jazzercise)... I love those strip pieced quilts, too - can't wait to see your take on it.

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  3. I love strip-pieced quilts. Have fun! Looks like you have some great stuff to work with.

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  4. Anonymous2:17 AM

    I like the 'serenity' of "Starting in the Middle". It is pleasing on the eyes and the brain.

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  5. I must say those 'strippy' quilts make me very happy as I'm sure yours will too. It is funny how wee get led to what we rally want sometimes.
    I have an impossible time to lose weight--so glad you're having success and feel better.
    I'm off to my swim now.

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  6. Anonymous9:36 AM

    The stripe strips reminds me of Anna Willliams' quilt style.

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  7. So the quilt along is still on? Good, I'll get my strips out!

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