Saturday, March 10, 2012

On the road again


Well, I have been home almost a week but it is time to hit the road again.  This time to Florida to find DH a rental home to live in when he starts his new job next month.  As usual I will be taking hand applique to work on while we are in the car or sitting around a hotel room in the evenings.  Just as a change of pace I thought I would show the above quilt that I finished a few years ago. Sadly I can't remember the pattern, maybe a Bunny Hill pattern? It hangs in my sewing room and I really enjoy it.  These are the colors that really speak to me, aqua, coral pink, teal, red and green.  DH loves yellow, red and black and both of us also enjoy blue and white so our home is filled with color, but if it was up to me every room would be some variation of the colors above.

As you can see I have made progress on this quilt during all the recent travels. The picture from a previous post was of applique that was prepped to go, but these ones are all sewn and the rest are prepped for this trip.  Another variation of my favorite colors, aqua, green and that coral pink.  I wasn't sure at first about those outside setting triangles but after auditioning others and then putting some of the border on the design wall I decided that this first choice is best.  I hated cutting into fabric to cut triangles to put up on the wall but this time it was worth the effort.  Does anyone else have that problem, or do you just pick everything without needing to see it on a design wall?  I would love to hear your thoughts.

11 comments:

Barb said...

Wow, that is amazing.....

Have safe travels....and happy stitching!

Julierose said...

I, too, have that cutting problem--sooo, since I used to scrapbook, I use leftover papers that match the fabric color as closely as possible--that helps me out a lot as I cannot visualize it without putting it next to the quilt....have a safe trip...Julierose

Brandie said...

Both quilts are gorgeous!

LuAnn said...

I have both those patterns and just love those quilts. I have wanted to do the one with the applique' borders on it for awhile. Take care, good luck and have a safe trip.

Miriam said...

No design wall here. I sometimes lay out the fabrics and take a photo. Somehow, when they appear on the screen I can better judge how they work together.

Love your current project!

Travel safely and I hope you find a suitable rental for your DH.
Happy stitching while you area away

Cardygirl said...

Love the quilts...design walls are a great help...safe journey!

Kathie said...

both are beautiful quilts I really love the applique vines and flower sashing in this quilt your working on.
very pretty.
its going to be a beautiful quilt keep sharing your progress with us
Kathie

Carrie P. said...

Oh, the finished quilt is amazing.
I will pick the fabrics and sometimes just fold them into the shape I need to audition them before cutting.
Other times I just go with my first instinct and cut and it works.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, forgot, good luck in finding the perfect apartment.

Jane in Wales said...

Beautiful quilts! I definitely have the same problem. Sometimes I spend hours auditioning fabrics, and even then it's not always guaranteed to work when everything else is in place. I don't hesitate to cut up another piece, because they can always be used for smaller things. I do like your colours!
Jane

The Rabbit Factory said...

The pattern for the quilt is called Blossom Thyme by the Rabbit Factory! http://www.therabbitfactory.com
Love your color choices!