Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Planning and designing

Edited post to add to linky part over at Patchouli Moon Studio.  This is a  new linky party called Weekend link Party.  You can link up anything you've created, old or new or a work in progress.
At the end of everyday I make an unofficial list in my mind of the next days plan.  Small bits of housekeeping, yard work and the obvious large portion of the day dedicated to quilting.  Boring you with the details of non quilty chores seems pointless since they weren't accomplished.  I'm sure this has never happened to you.  The quilting plan was to organize this box of bags into plastic storage containers and then do some longarm work.
 Among the many bags were 2 bags of test blocks, wing clippings, you know things you can't bare to throw out, with the intentions of someday using.  This is where things get a little fuzzy, I'm not exactly how it came to be but before I knew it I was playing that old familiar tune "Lets get Scrap Happy"
Eenie, Meanie, Minie, Moe...grab some scraps then go sew!
 AWE...cute but it still is lacking....

 Humm.... the scraps produced from squaring up still have some life left in them.   Since they are already out of the box I might as well use them.
There wasn't enough from the new scrap pieces to make all the petal shapes.  A quick dig into the box and a few hours later we have this.  
 So much more fun than laundry.  So I guess the best way to design a quilt is to have a long list of boring chores, inspiration will creep in and before you know it you've got yourself a quilt.
 Whats left of the selected scraps are now in the "Burn Pile".   No I don't plan on burning them.  Its the Eleanor Burns pile.  You see when I first started quilting I  watched Eleanor toss those scraps over her shoulder and I'd laugh.  I picked up this nasty habit of tossing the unsewable bits to the floor.  It still makes me giggle as I toss them over my shoulder and say "just get rid of it"  The ones in the green circle are still sewable how did they get on the floor?  
 Well it's another day with another plan and these little left overs aren't in it.  But that doesn't mean anything around here!  I'm headed over to Linky Tuesday at FreeMotionbytheRiver, there's always lots of pretty distractions, come on over and join in!

~ Lea Anne ~

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  1. Very cute! What are you using to stick the petals down?

  2. You have such a way of making a plain quilt with plain blocks look amazing! I LOVE what you did with this one! And no, all of my chores are done before I quilt...hahahahahahahaha

  3. That looks wonderful. I love the "chains" you are using.

  4. Hi! Great quilt! Did you use an Accuquilt die for the leaves? It looks just like the one I have, so you gave me a fabulous idea! I never get sick of that color combo - so fresh and happy! I am going to follow via bloglovin, for some reason the Join this Site widget is not working - hasn't in weeks..let me know if it works for you...

  5. LOl - now it's working! I guess I will follow in two places! :)

  6. Wow that turned out really cute! Thanks for sharing it :-) The chains really perked it up.

  7. such creativity you have, you just throw this quilt togethe just like that, it is lovely

  8. That turned out super cute. Great job. I really like the final additions you made. Really made it pop.

  9. Love the petals in the sashing and borders. They really make the little scrappy quilt. And this is WAY more fun than laundry!!

  10. Beautiful quilt and your "scraps" all coordinate so perfectly!! How fun! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  11. A beautiful design!!! The petal shapes really pull it all together.

  12. Beautiful scrappy quilt. Thank you Lea Anne fro linking up to my new Link Party and being brave enough to be the first linker, lol!!!

  13. All of that from playing with your scraps? Wow!


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