14 October 2010

My Creative Space

When life keeps throwing you lemons it must be time to start a new project or go shopping.  I have tried the shopping bit and it wasn't working,  I have decided to start Kim Mclean's Flower Pots which  I wasn't going to start until the new year but my creative mojo has been lacking the last few weeks so I have decided to take on something big to shock myself out of it.  I have picked a yummy chocolate brown background so that it is totally different from the original quilt and I think there are going to be lots of orange, hot pink, lime green and whatever yummy brights I can find in the fabric stash.  I do confess to making a couple of purchases on Tuesday to start me off.  

Just to ease into it I am doing the two small blocks (Cut 2 x 20" Squares).  The patterns are full size and you can use them as overlays to position the pieces which is pretty handy.  As this quilt requires a bit more precision that I am use to in needle turn I have decided to tack the large pieces down through the freezer paper.  All the pieces are quite large so this will help keep the freezer paper attached while I stitch and it didn't really take that long to do.  These are only half the pieces of this block but I thought it would be good just to tackle a couple at a time.

And if you are wondering about the quilt from last week quilting was interrupted by 10th birthday celebration, however I did a bit more yesterday the centre tree is all quilted and I have started quilting the background and will be heading into the floral border soon.  I might find time to do a bit more today, shouldn't take too much longer to finish.

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7 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Love that chocolate background....it will be stunning!

Chantal said...
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Chantal said...

I've seem to be crossing many inspirational comments today, but I think your first line is the one I shall find the easiest to follow through with : )

Kris said...

Looks like it will be a great quilt! I love the shock your mojo thing. Worth a try I think!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

So to get out of this funk I just need to start a new project. Awesome!

It looks like it's going to be another stunning project from the creative genius we know as Amanda. Keep us posted. (I'm increasingly fond of the chocolate browns myself at the moment)

ana @ i made it so said...

i've made a few simple quilts but those intricate designs boggle my mind a little! it's gonna look great, looking forward to the big reveal :)

Leanne said...

Working faster than lightening again.