Sharing my adventures in quilting and my love of applique.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Isn't it funny how our quilting path often mimics our life path. Lately my life has been moving in a new direction and I see my quilts are doing the same. A case in point is this quilt that I began yesterday.
When I began the process I knew exactly what fabrics I intended to use for the setting triangles and borders, why I had even bought the fabrics with this quilt in mind, but as I progressed I felt unsure of my original choice and thought that a new direction was in order. Can you figure out which fabric the first choice?
The pattern I am using is Wagon Wheel by Laundry Basket quilts that I recently saw in a trunk show at my LQS. But the colors weren't speaking to me and I was drawn to the beautiful cabbage print. Yep, that was my first choice.
The print was sitting out when I unpacked some new fat quarters that I had ordered online and they looked so fun and unexpected with the cabbages that I felt the cabbages were better with them. Now I am unsure which direction to take with the quilt in the top photos. The teal floral with the pink small border or the cabbages with the green border? What do you think? Just like in life, it is hard to know when you are making the right choice cause both would work!
Here is another direction I've been heading in, or rather heading back to. Last year I began the Birdie Stitches BOM by Little Miss Shabby. I kept up with it for the first six months but sady ran out of steam. This block is from June of last year. While I did remember to download the patterns every month, I sorta stalled on the actual stitching. But these happy colors are calling to me and I am in need of handwork so I prepped the next 6 blocks and hopefully will get back on track.
Well this new blogger has decided I need to end here. Hope you enjoy whatever direction you are headed.