Saturday, July 25, 2009

Finally ... A Finished Project!

You know that feeling of finally getting a project finished? For me, it doesn't seem to happen often enough, but when it does ... woohoo!! With my tendency to work on several things at the same time, it's all the more sweet and satisfying to see something completed.

My latest accomplishment was a quilt I designed and quickly put together. I haven't done anything like this one... it's more like an "I Spy" piece. I have worked with this tumbler pattern before, but never in such a detailed structure as this one.

Barely a working idea, but have to start somewhere - notice my ipod in the center?

Deciding to not have any two fabrics the same (really?), meant I needed to have a boatload of unique materials. I thoroughly exhausted my scrap baskets and still needed to purchase some additional fabrics.

"More fabrics ... I need more fabrics!"

The drying rack keeps the rows in order and allows me to move the project off to the side.

As much murmuring as I might do, I truly love the design work and looking for the most contrast between any two pieces. If it were possible, I'd leave the cutting to someone else, but it's a necessary evil of this hobby.

I am very happy that the borders look so fun with the continued tumbler pattern - I think it adds movement to the overall design.

All done - now time to send it to the quilt shop.


Anyway, I know where the flaws are and won't be sharing those details with any of you! Bad me.

Designing with textiles as a road to inner-peace is totally where it's at.


  1. Gorgeous! What a great way to use all your scraps as well. Where are you going to put it?

  2. Beautiful. I love the border. You are so talented.

  3. I admire the combination of scientific precision and creativity that is required for quilting. It is a beautiful quilt!