Friday, 29 June 2012

Quilt Along #19

Well, I was not going to make the wonky block quilt because I have too much going on, but yesterday I watched Leah Day's video  on the wonky quilt construction and ...surprise, surprise, I am sucked in. I really like the idea of the Zentangle design over the entire quilt and am itching to try that and I  have just the fabric to go with that idea....so instead of going wonky I will produce something that is irregular. I know we were supposed to use something more of a solid nature but...I think this could work. Yep, it's too late, I am fixated on the idea.

This morning I pulled out some very special fabric. How gorgeous is this?




This is 'Under the Australian Sun' by Leesa Chandler for Robert Kaufman. I got this at the Melbourne Quilt Show last year and it has been sitting on the shelf ever since. Every now and then I take it out and look at it but I have not been able to bring myself to cut into it.... the gum leave design is fairly big and cutting into it you would loose the design of it ...so I have been waiting for that great idea to pop up.

I have about 12 fat eights (mostly tone-on-tone) and I am going to use some of the fat eights as panels (probably with a few squares of the busy design thrown in) so that I can showcase the fabric. I have enough tone-on-tone fabric in different colours of the same material which should allow me to piece something together fairly quickly. I think it should come to a crib size quilt or worst case scenario...a wall hanging. Planning a bit loose here, but that is half the fun...let's see where this takes me.

This will put a spanner in the works on finishing the current projects however I just cannot help myself...this was just the idea I needed for this fabric. Let's see whether this works.

In terms of unfinished business I currently have 'only' (ha, ha...not including the already existing UFOs) in  progress

Table runner - almost done the stitching-in-the-ditch
Practice quilt - ongoing, using this to try different FMQ designs
An arrangement of small pieces - has been on hold, as I am having too much fun with the FMQ

Karin

5 comments:

  1. I am anxious to see the end result. The fabrics look wonderful.

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  2. Yes, this should be interesting. I am planning to use a lightgreen thread to do the doodle over the quilt...may not be that visible, however it will still end up with a good texture, I think. Keen to try this as it seems such an efficient way to finish a quilt.

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  3. I just love your fabrics! Can't wait to see how they look when you're done! FMQ is so much fun!!

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  4. Your fabric is gorgeous! I love it and to cut into it would be hard for me too. It will be beautiful with this wonky idea.
    Emma

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  5. Will be fun to see how this turns out!

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