Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A new Project

My next project is inspired by a picture of a bag project in Down Under Quilts Issue 129.   This is a great Australian Patchwork and Quilting publication of which a digital publication is available and a six months digital subscription is free of charge simply by subscribing to their newsletter!

Cropped image from Yo-Yo Go-Go Tote by Kirsten Duncan
Down Under Quilts Issue 129, 2009
Kirsten Duncan
www.kirstenduncan.com.au

Although I am not a yo-yo person, nor a great fan of purple, I could see great potential in turning the foundation of this bag into a quilt.  Things are well on the way:

 
A flurry of fabric gathering, including adding more variation to the solid fabrics.

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Chain piecing - and the usual trimming which I still cannot give up!


125+  Four-Patch Blocks finished and ready for the design floor.

I can't wait to see how this quilt looks on the design floor, hopefully it will look just like I have had it pictured in my head. What's on your design wall/floor?

21 comments:

  1. Can't wait myself to see this one done.

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  2. I love purple too - these are beautiful solid fabrics. Can't wait to see the next stage.

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  3. I'm so happy that I found your Blog today!
    It's interesting to see how you will create your next Quilt!
    Vanree

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  4. Oh I love these colours Rita, so beautiful, this is going to be another stunner! Thanks for the link to Kirsten xo

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  5. I can't wait to see it on the design floor either. I can tell it's going to be fabulous just from the fabrics. Do you make oversized 4 patches and then trim them to get them perfect?

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  6. Yep, I am just discovering the joys of solids....it's all your fault!:)

    I have many baby quilts on my floor, getting ready to make some wonky stars today....love wonky stars!

    What kind of solid is that in your 4 squares? It has so much texture and the color is so rich!

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  7. Oh, I trim as well! I have some friendship blocks that are ready for trimmimg. A yellow/peach combinatioin and a very old Mary Ellen Hopkins background. 8^)

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  8. Oooh, I can't wait to see it! So, will you be putting the yoyos on? I'm not a big yoyo fan either, so I don't know why I'm making a yoyo quilt -- but I love it LOL!

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  9. This one is gonna be lovely! Can't wait to see it.

    On my design floor? Not much except for the scraps from a bag I made last night. Don't like the outcome too much, which is a bummer since it is supposed to be a gift. Might have to try it again!

    Randi

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  10. I'm not a huge fan of purple either, but your photos have intrigued me - may have to branch out and include purple into my fabric soon :-)

    I've got a LIST of (8) things on my design floor =) Thanks to the UFO project:
    http://cristinwilson.blogspot.com/2009/11/two-note-worthy-items.html

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  11. Mine is a design floor as well, and right now it needs to be cleaned up so I can lay something out on it! I have three+ tops to be quilted though, so truly that is what I need to be working on!

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  12. How fun ! That's going to look great !

    My design floor? Well, after piecing some wonky strip blocks by colorway, I had a stack of 'rejects' left over, so I pieced them into 12 more mixed color blocks ! It seems everytime I make a quilt, I have half as many pieces left over that I DIDN'T use........for once, I didn't put them away in never-never land !

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  13. My goodness, you are productive!

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  14. Got a little delayed in my "blog-surfing," as I went to this magazine site and signed up for the 6-month trial. Always love looking at beautiful quilts, and quilting ads from the opposite side of the planet!

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  15. Wow...that's a lot of squares! I ie that you used multiple shades of purple...mixes things up a bit!

    On my design wall (that I just recently put up...though it's temporary) is a flannel quilt I started for my daughter maybe 1.5-2 years ago. I'm considering finishing it... :)

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  16. Hmm, on my design wall is a crazy courthouse steps, all in blue/shades of blue. I am trying to decide if it needs a plain border or one with an inset of "steps"....

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  17. I have a "design floor" as well. lol
    I'm currently working on some space invaders.

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  18. This looks lovely, I have been thinking of starting a quilt like this but cannot decide on the size of the squares, what size are yours?

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