Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Girl and Her Dog

I enjoy this sketch designed by Izak Zanou for Kaufman fabrics, called Who's that Girl?  But, for me this small section had no color... well, at least not the colors I love. 

Slowly I started adding more vibrant colors, and thanks to the Kaffe fabric, I feel like it gained some umph.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Next Project

My Smitten Quilt is nearly done, and I'm ready to start the next project... La Passacaglia... gulp.

First things first, though.  This time I am starting out with a color scheme that I will try to cultivate:

There are just so many color schemes I want to explore.  Can I stick to just this side of the rainbow?   We'll see.

This site has some amazing color palettes of inspiration from the work of Jenny Friske-Baer.  I love the way the colors swirl into this glass bead.  Here's hoping I can swirl color with the fabric rosettes:

Gorgeous color palette as well:

I can live all day in these colors.  Maybe I'll go with a combination of these color schemes.  Decisions, decisions...

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Jungle Out There

A way to forget about my worries and my strife...  Smitten Quilting.

I'm starting to like the non-fussy cutting in this Smitten quilt.  The only fussy cut here was the beautiful shoe - showcased among the leaves branches and polka dots.  I felt like that was the most important thing in this block - a great pair of shoes - and isn't that the rule of the jungle, anyways?!

This quilt block was created shortly after attending a workshop with THE Kaffe Fasset.  One of my takeaways was taking risks in blending fabrics.  I never would have put this combo together, but once I cut into the fabric and started moving things around, this seemed to come together to my liking.

Some fabrics used were "Who's that Girl" and a Kaffe fabric.  I can't remember the rest, but I love them, too.  Would love to know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hand Piecing Paris Blocks... Or is it... Hand Peacing?

There's no room for feeling down when you are hand piecing, especially when the images remind you of a place you want to be.

For me, I've never been to Paris, but I love the romantic feel that these fabrics bring.

The mix of dots and script offered a fun variety while still keeping the palette of colors limited.

There is a sense of peace hand quilting offers. It does not matter when a quilt gets done... who it is for... or why you are hand quilting.  It is simply a process and a calming journey.

I tried to balance between some fussy cuts and some random cuts:

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are inspired to start your own journey of creative therapy.

Much love,

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fussy Cut Flowers - Smitten - Large Hexagon Three

Large Hexagon #3

I fussy cut blooms of white, blue and purple and pieced together with a purple center radiating outward. Fussy cutting takes time and planning, but the result can be fascinating.

Flowers and Postage - Smitten - Large Hexagon Three

Large Hexagon #3

One of the first large blocks that I decided to sew was this one.  I'm not sure I like the two different fabrics in the star - but I like how the postage from Tim Holtz Eclectic fabric has drops of color from the center.  I like the idea of fussy cutting, so the next post will show that.

Peace Sign - Smitten - Large Hexagone One

Large Hexagon #1

Similar to my previous post, this large hexagon features a fun sketch from Who's That Girl fabric.  I love how each scene, the girl is always with a little pooch.  Everyone needs a loving companion on their journey.  Here's mine:

Enjoy today's journey.