Wednesday, April 20, 2011

WIP Wednesday

 

Happy Birthday to me, lol.  I’m finally making a quilt for myself (well, I have one other in progress but it’ll be a long while). 

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I started this yesterday with not much of a plan in mind, I just had lots of extra orange fabric on hand.  Unfortunately I don’t have enough of the turquoise to continue without a trip to the store.  I have half of the top pieced & started cutting my fusible appliques.  They’re just randomly laid on top so you can see the neat poppies (& zinnias, etc) fabric I found last week.  It was such a wild color combination I had to try it.  My BF asked if I’d suddenly become a Dolphins fan, lol.  All the patchwork is random & on point 5” finished squares.  It’ll be approximately twin size which is plenty big enough for me (who makes those measurements anyway?  Twin fits fine on my full size bed, I layer them over a bigger quilt that covers the mattress sides & box spring).  It’s bigger than I normally make & I’m sure I’ll be cursing as I quilt it but I can’t wait for that part.  I’m going to start with straight line quilting along both sides of the seams (with my trusty walking foot), then raw edge applique the circles & finish up filling in the solid squares with a variety of circle FMQ.  It’ll be one of my most heavily quilted ones yet.  I hope it comes out, I’m a little freaked by the patchwork by itself, it’s LOUD!  Thanks for stopping by, happy quilting!

7 comments:

Becky said...

oh wow! this is going to be so striking! It's good to step out of your box, you may decide you love this one more than any.

Linz said...

Looks great!!!

kwiltmakr said...

I like your poppy fabric, it looks great with the quilt. I am looking forward to seeing this one done. Yeah, who does take those measurements for quilts anyway?

Hollie said...

I love orange and aqua together!

Leanne said...

I hope you have fun at the fabric store, I am always sooo sad when I have to go to get more fabric....
Your plan for this quilt sounds great, I love it so far.

Chris said...

I love it when creativity pops into your mind and you go with it! This is going to be fabulous. I love the circles!

Lee said...

Wow! It's different, but so very cool. I love the orange and turquoise together. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )