Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Patchworking

I have my fabric stash organized by color:  black/grey, red, pink, orange, green, blue, yellow, white (and then there are those prints that aren't dominant in any of those colors).  I really love this arrangement, and enjoy the color spectrum as I work away on my quilts. 


To kick start 2012 I thought it might be nice to work with my fabric stash, piecing simple patchwork blocks from within each of the stashed colors.

 Blue .... Red .... Yellow .... Green ...  

and Orange ...


I have also been enjoying collecting the selvages as I delve deep into my fabric stash.  It doesn't take much to make me feel quite content.

There are more blocks to be made.  I'll keep stitching.
Rita

28 comments:

  1. As I move sewing rooms, I have been thinking of you Rita, and wondering at the size of your stash. Mine is surprising small.

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  2. Just love the pattern to this and all the colors are just fantastic... Nice job!!!

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  3. Beautiful! What a great idea! :)

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  4. Lovely colorful blocks. B&W is always a favorite of mine.

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  5. Cool -- I just might have to open the closet door and see what is in my stash to do likewise.

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  6. i so need to get organised in my sewing room - my stash is all over the place...love your blocks

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  7. Keep stitching, indeed! These blocks are beautiful! :)

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  8. I am in love! I had been searching high and low for kerchief girls, now that I have them, I now know what I would like to do! They are truly amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a wonderful idea! I love the colors and the simplicity of the blocks. Makes me smile just looking at them. :)

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  10. Very nice! The colors are great.

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  11. It would be interesting to see pics of your work space and fabric organization. That could make for an interesting and instructive future post.

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  12. Nice idea. I'd like to try that sometime.

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  13. I love it that your stash includes so much white with colour prints. That's what really seems to unify so many of your quilts - super pretty!!! I need to look at those kinds of prints more.

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  14. Oh, yum! Your blocks look so lively and nice! Thanks for sharing...

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  15. I sorted me stash at the w/e Into to colours and felt strangely peaceful. I must get our more!

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  16. Very beautiful! I look forward to seeing how the finished quilt will look like.

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  17. What a great block. I would love to play in your sewing room with all those pretty fabrics. Can hardly wait the end result.

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  18. You've got a gorgeous stash!!! I love all of those nice & modern fabrics! :)

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  19. This is such a good idea! I hope you don't mind if I steal/copy it :) Realistically it probably won't happen until I am 80 because I def. have enough to keep me busy on my "wish-to-do" list for the next 50+ years haha but i LOVE this idea!

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  20. I re-organized my stash by color over the weekend, it was interesting to see what colors I had more of - not what I expected! I LOVE your stash, you have such a great eye.

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  21. I love the monochromatic quilts blocks. You have an amazing eye for putting colors together.

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  22. Love your blocks. What a great stash busting project. I also arrange my stash by color.
    I love looking up at my rainbow on the shelves.

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  23. wow, these are wonderful!! what are you making?? you r always an inspiration :)

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  24. Very Rita..and lovely to see.

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  25. Beautiful blocks. Simple is so often best.

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