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Friday, February 22, 2013

Starting Something New!

It must be winter, I am dragging out all my colourful fabric.  It is the time of year that I crave colour.  Last week  I helped a handful of customers pick fabrics for quilts  and they all were quite bright.  I thought that would have cured my colour craving.  Well I came home and hauled out my Kaffe Fassett stash and started organizing it.

Kaffe Fassett Fabric
      I thought it would make a great log cabin quilt.  As you can see my pile at the back is all of the Kaffe Fassett lights that I own.  So I will have to cut up a lot of it.  I am starting WITHOUT A PLAN.   Just piece together a bunch of blocks and see where it takes me.  Once I got a few blocks done I had to lay them out.  The red blocks were so bright,  I just love them.

Red Block

Blue Block
 


Green Block

Lovvve the blue blocks as well.  The green blocks are a little bazaar.  I have a funny combination of green fabrics.  We'll see, hopefully they will work.  Then I decided to mix them all up.  Wasn't fond of that combination.


Multi-Coloured Block
I have these large mirrors by Jan Krentz.  http://jankrentz.com/store.php?cat=8.  They are fantastic!They allow you to get an idea of what your blocks will look like in multiples.

Jan Krentz Mirrors
 
Red Blocks
Multi Colour Blocks
The first layout was a little boring.  I thought the red wasn't as noticeable in the border and it was my favorite of the blocks,


First Layout

I like the second layout better.  I will have to make more blocks for this one, and the green looks okay.


Second Layout
I think I will finish up the blocks and try a few other layouts before I make my final decision.
 Back to the sewing machine. Thanks for stopping by.