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.
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:
This center fabric is what I'm kind of using as my guide for the rest of the fabrics in this quilt:Who's That Girl? is designed by IzakZanou for Robert Kaufman. It has all kinds of fun sketches with scenes from Italy & France. Here's some more Amy Butler fabric on the outside (Glow Jolie Azure).
I like the idea of traveling one day to Europe. Since that's not going to happen anytime soon, here's my version of getting there. I'm following the Lucy Carson Kingwell pattern called Smitten.
How cute is this fabric with the vespas and the bike (by Windham Fabrics)? I fussy cut to make the traveling gals go around so they can be seen no matter which way the hexagon is positioned. I also used a few triangles of Amy Butler's fabric (Hapi Oasis Ocean).
Not too long ago, I found myself under the weather and in the dumps. My self-treatment was among other things, online pictures of art. I soon found myself wishing to pick up fabric again to create a quilt. Lack of time was always a deterrent, for starting a project, because the end date would always be so distant, if at all. And, now, I don't care if it takes me years to complete. I just don't care anymore. So, here's where I begin.
I'm making a quilt, by hand - no machines... just for the love of color, pattern and design. It's just for me. I'm not planning on selling it, giving it away or teaching anyone about it... it's just a journey of peace and tranquility as I work on it.
This blog exists solely to share my progress somewhere. If it inspires someone, then all the better. Comments are always welcome on the journey.