Monday, May 4, 2009

Once You Start You Can't Stop!!!

I joined the 9-patch quilt along at Crazy Mom Quilts. She is one of the most amazing quilter's whose work i have ever seen. She is also one of the most prolific. I am regularly amazed at her beautiful quilts! You should go and check out her blog. I was not sure what color i was going to use but before I knew it the colors took on a life of their own...so it is going to be blue/green/pink/yellow and colors of that variety...bright and fun. This does not make this the most scrap friendly quilt but it is enabling me to make a small dent in my stash without using up my favorite fabrics all at once. I am loving the simplicity of the 9 patch. I am making two at a time, using the two coordinating fabrics to make opposite blocks. Now this has unintentionally put me ahead of the challenge of making one a day(this is day 8 and i have 14)...but i know me and at some point i will not have the time or the chance to make one so i am storing up, you might say. My need to match is getting in my way a little, but I am trying hard to let go of that! But for right now....i can not help myself i just keep making them and making them. I can not wait to see the end product this summer when the quilt along ends. I will be back with some block updates from time to time.
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7 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

It's looking good. When you get stumped don't forget to ask Avery :0)

heather said...

Looking good!! I started trying to store last week and already I'm behind.;) Smart thinking!!!

MaryMary said...

Oh--I could stop. ;) But you are quilting queen while I abhor sewing.

Looks so beautiful. Great job!

SeaBird said...

What a cute quilt - I especially like the combination of the blue and green fabrics!

Laura

SeaBirdChronicles.com

AJ said...

Wonderful blocks.

AJ said...

Yes, I have been using subdued colors, but the beauty of a quilt-along is that everyone is free to use their own fabrics as they see fit. If you're concerned about the finished product, I would offer this advice: if there is enough of a contrast between your two fabrics that they are distinguishable from each other, then you should be in the clear. ]

Right now, I'm going for a simple classic look with my quilt. I think that if you have different, bolder blacks and whites, you could definitely have a sort of pop art feel to your panda that I would be thrilled to see when you're done! (That is, if you are feeling gracious enough to send me a photo of your completed project.) Good luck!

Stitch yourself silly!

AJ

Tania said...

Whoa. There is a heck of a lot of quilty goodness all around here. I also have a problem letting go of the matchy thing - though I reckon your colour palette has a lot of zing and surprise to it (whereas I'd be stuck on three colours!).

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