Monday, August 12, 2013

decisions, decisions -- fabrics for blocks 34, 35, 36, 37

Deciding which fabrics to include in the 100 modern quilt blocks has been fun --- sometimes bewildering --- but always fun.  Taking ideas from Tula Pink's book, but putting my own twist on combinations, has been a true learning experience.  Again I'm leaning on the idea that the fabric colors don't always have to match, they just have to 'go'.  That pushs the OCD into the "WTH am I thinking?" area, but that makes for an exciting mind expanding challenge. 

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Modern blocks 28, 29, 30 and 31

 Block 28 ---
Pulling fabrics from my stash for the "100 Modern Quilt Blocks" by Tula Pink has been a true learning experience.  I'm still leaning on the idea that it doesn't have to matchy-matchy, it just has to 'go' in "let go -- go with the flow -- Go, Baby Go" etc.
 Block 29 --- This block is oriented differently than in Tula's book....going with the flow here.
Block 30 --- It goes... 
 Block 31 --- I'm reminded of a free floating office building when I look at this one.  I love clouds.....
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tula Pink Modern Block 27

I love the smoky, dusky soothing...and the block has only 8 pieces! 
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Tula Pink Modern Block 26

...from Tula Pink's "100 Modern Quilt Blocks" book...block #26.  I've never been much of a 'pink' kind of person.  But I think I'm warming up to it quite a bit now. 
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Tula Pink Modern Block 25

I've been working my way through Tula Pink's "100 Modern Quilt Blocks"....and I'm lovin' it!  I'll post blocks 1-24 a little later.  My precious machine was in the shop for awhile but I'm finally caught up with other quilters who are posting their blocks at    
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Monday, July 22, 2013

conversations with Self

While pulling fabrics from my stash, there are conversations with Self.  They are befuddling to say the least.  Self has a better color eye than I do.  I pull the brownish leafy fabric and I like it.  But Self says "Nope.  Check out pretty dark swirly that you have been FOREVER."  I say "Fine" and think that it will never match.  But deep inside I know that fabrics don't always have to match....they just have to 'go'.  So I pull the dark swirly.  And, you know, Self was right.  I need to listen to Self. 
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Christmas was late...or maybe is early...

 Just after Christmas 2012 I finished this quilt top for granddaughter Alannah.  Late wasn't it???  Or maybe early for Christmas 2013?  Of course there's still quilting to be done.  I've been a real slacker in posting here, but I have been busy stitching.
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