Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Aunt Donna scraps continued...

So, here are some more pictures of the scrap projects I have been working on. They are pictured on my design wall in their likely final arrangement. I love having a digital camera to help with placement decisions!
The first one is all floral fabrics. I'm really loving this diamond thing. If you look toward the bottom, you see that the right side is slightly different from the left. I haven't made up my mind, but I think I like the left side better. Opinions?

For the time being, this next one is called "Aunt Donna visits an Italian market" It is a pattern Gwen and I call Farmer's Market. I don't think that is the actual name of the design, but it comes from an Aunt Donna quilt Gwen made. This is just in the beginning stages. It is all Italian food fabrics. Gwen's quilt is picture below mine. Isn't it stunning! My blocks will be bigger and I won't have as many. You'll have to come back later to see its progression.

This one is all berries and apples and baking fabrics with a great pie crust piece thrown in. Don't have a title yet, but be sure it will have Aunt Donna in it.
So you can see I've done a lot of cutting. They will get bagged up for completion at a later time, but I have to say I'm having so much fun making them all work together.

Monday, September 15, 2008

My first blog

Well, my friend Judy Wood started a blog and I thought I would follow suit although I am sure she will post much more frequently than I will. But inspired by her declaration not to spend any money on quilting things for a year, I decided to extend my own moratorium past the end of the year to next July.

So a good way to get a new-fabric fix and not spend any money is to use scraps passed on from a friend's aunt in Iowa. Lots of them are oddly shaped so I cut a diamond template to get the biggest piece possible. I'm really tickled at how they turned out. Even with all the fabric I already have, something about using these scraps is energizing.