Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wow, pieces are falling into place


Two things motivate me.  Ideas, especially brand new ones are top of the list!  So first I dug out a few fabrics to start a new project.  At least it was on my to-do list so technically it isn't really  a N E W  project.


And cleaning.  I suspect cleaning is more related to stalling but it does work to get me back into the creative mode.   So I got my vacuum running to make music and we hummed along as I thought about my fabric selection.


The scrappy trip block can be found on the Quiltville site and I will look to see if there is a better one later as it tells how to press the initial strips but I'm not sure how to press the finished blocks.


These are possibilities as I want a light block with two dark values touching.  So that will take some puzzling out.


I made four blocks and they give me a feel as to what direction I need to be heading. 

There are lots of seams to match and I remembered that Nina has a dual feed function and that is very helpful.   I think I will really enjoy making these.  It feels good to be piecing patchwork again!

Maybe I can find some more examples on The Needle and Thread Network!

10 comments:

Createology said...

Wow Elle you really did make progress. Great colors. Funny that cleaning gives you motivation. I am off to do some laundry but it doesn't give me any creative motivation. Blissful Stitching Dear...

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Wow, Elle, that is going to be a really pretty version of the Scrappy Trip Along! And really, cleaning? My quilting friends and I always joke about this tombstone we saw once on a roadtrip. It read, “ She was a very good housekeeper”....and we all vowed that wouldn’t be on ours! lol

rtquilter said...

Really pretty, elle! Well done - and I LOVE those chickens at the bottom!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great choice Elle....I like the softness of those colors

Leanne said...

Those are just so pretty! I press all the seams open on this block, I find it easier in the end.

HollyM said...

I did see the block done somewhere and I really like it.

pegsplace said...

Wow, thise Scrappy Trip Along is really popular, I will have to check it out. I really like your soft colours. Thank you for telling me that a project on a to-do list is not really a "new" project ;). I really needed to hear that!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Oh my these colors are so soothing! Can hardly wait to see where you go with this?
Calri

Regina said...

This is the first time I have seen this block in pastels, looks great!