Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Impromptu Piecing

Having enjoyed the improvisational piecing of the blocks for Louise on the weekend, I have continued the theme with some impromptu piecing, using the fabrics from Sunday Stash as well as a new print from Moda Fabrics by Sweetwater.

The new Moda fabric collection is called Authentic.  My favorite print in the range is called "In the News" which has lengthy dictionary definitions of words like "real", "original" and  "simple".  Accordingly I have kept the piecing simple but have used many fabrics of interest to create this original design.


I am really enjoying this process, and love watching the pieces come together like a jigsaw puzzle.  I am also getting better at incorporating some of the new fabrics from my growing stash of cute Japanese fabrics.  These fabrics are quaintly detailed and add so much interest to the quilt.

I am hoping to finish this little quilt top today, and even make a start on the backing!  That's the plan anyway. 

20 comments:

  1. I really love what you've done... you always have the best fabric choices! And that fabric from the Authentic line is my favourite too!!!

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  2. Looks great...looking forward to seeing the top complete...I love the japanese fabrics too!

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  3. It is looking great - you are doing a wonderful job with the improv piecing.

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  4. This is so lovely!! I just love the fabrics/colours and the randomness of it all. You are so talented!!!! Look forward to seeing more!

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  5. It looks so fresh and great! I also like the newspaperfabric.

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  6. Very lively! I like the brown and red fabric, as well. I can't make it out exactly but it looks like wagon wheels on strings.

    Your quilts show a lot of variety in color and patterns. It's really inspiring to see all of your ideas. :)

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  7. wow that is really scrap-a-licious!

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  8. I've been admiring the Authentic range from afar but think I'll have to get myself some to play with.
    Your quilt is looking gorgeous (as if I'm surprised!!).
    Enjoy the improv process!!
    Andi :-)

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  9. I keep saying I'm going to make a quilt like that someday. I love it! I might have to get some of that Authentic fabric too!

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  10. A great looking quilt top and I love the splashes of Japanese!

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  11. I LOVE this top - the blocks are all amazing!

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  12. Great use of fabric, design and color. Looking forward to the completed quilt.

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  13. This quit is so darn cute! could you please tell me what fabric line the white with black tear drops is?
    thank you
    deb

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  14. This is the first I've seen of these new MODA fabrics - thanks for sharing photos on your blog - Love the colors! and that dictionary fabric is very cooooool! :) Can't wait to see the overall photo of the quilt you are making.

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  15. Love the scrappy look. The black and white droplet print fabric is gorgeous!

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  16. Oh I am so glad you showed us this! I have been thinking about some Authentic for my green & grey quilt. Do you have any of the green prints?

    Gorgeous quilt, by the way!

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  17. You must have the best stash...these fabrics are simply gorgeous! I love the Japanese fabrics too, I don't have many though xo

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  18. I like te idea of impromptu piecing instead of improv. I'm glad you are enjoying it. The results look fantastic.

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  19. Love it! Do you pre-wash your fabrics?

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  20. I love the way all the different colors and patterns bounce off each other. Great piecing!!

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