I love today's day 1.1.11. Numbers can be fun as long as they add up to the right things.
Happy New Year all!!!
Normally, I work on smaller quilts - landscapes; animals; abstracts and with small pieces of fabrics and some other materials put together as I want.
A few days ago I just wanted to sew straight seams. This comes over me once in a while where I just want to hear the hum of the sewing machine; use up fabric and see things come together.
A few years ago I found a fabric sample of a quiet blue with brown and tans and loved it. I had been slowly collecting fabrics and thinking about this. This year, that color combination came out everywhere (no thanks to Moda fabrics) and it was no longer that much fun. I had also seen a number of shadow quilts patterns where they used large rectangles of fabric and a small shadow.
Well that is what I used to make up a design. Actually did not know how it would come together until the final sewing but I think I like it. The picture does not have the ivory borders on yet but I am sure that you have seen this general design. Please ignore all the other things in the picture - it is a working picture.
It came out very cool looking which fits the 1.1.11 time of year. Denver's high temperature yesterday was 9 degrees. Very cool!
The urge to just sew straight seams has been fulfilled and I can move on. If only I could get over sugar urges as easily.