Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Making Rows : :

Well, it certainly feels like I'm on a roll with these quilts and that feels so good! Late Friday night I spent about an hour beginning this new quilt project. I've changed directions with these particular fabric pulls several times already -- see here, here, and now here!

On My Table

But, I've happily decided to settle on making rows. This is something I've wanted to do for awhile and I'm loving what I have so far!

A few pluses, some geese, and lots of 2.5" strips waiting to become something!

Making +'s

Making  > | > | > Geese!

I'm using Denyse Schmidt's new Florence collection in the Carnelian colorway that I recently stashed from the Knotted Thread, combined with a few more Denyse & some Julianna Horner prints I picked up on a recent trip to JoAnn Fabrics, a Text Me Maybe Bundle from Stash Fabrics, and that lovely Kona Cotton Wine Cellar Colorstory Bundle. It's very Fall-ish don't you think?

Making Rows Quilt -- Fabric Pulls!

New Quilt Plans!

I began this new quilt project with such a strong row of deep reds, blacks, & white, that it might be a little tricky to transition into all these oranges, but I think I can make it work. They're so beautiful!

Very Fall-ish!

Saturday we spent the day unplugging at one of our most favorite places -- Allegany State Park. We hiked, played in the creek, and fished. It was wonderful! I brought along a new handwork project, which I plan to share tomorrow, and my sketchbook!

Red, Black, & White Quilt Sketching

While Kevin fished and the kids jumped from rock to rock, I planned out my next few more rows.

Leaf Inspiration

Today, with this gorgeous image fixed in mind as inspiration, I'm super excited to continue this new quilt work-in-progress!

Science Lake & Kevin

  Maureen

47 comments:

  1. Your inspiration photo is making me drool. Wonderful colors and you are capturing it in those rows.

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  2. Very inspiring again today, Maureen! Thank you for all you share!!

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  3. Love the colors. Another quilt for my to do list. Too little time these days. Perhaps after December for a few months when things slow done. Love your work Maureen.

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    1. Thanks Ginger! I'm really looking forward to slow, Winter days myself! I'm especially excited for this Winter now that I'm focused on quilt work. It should make for a very creative couple of months!

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  4. Those colors are beautiful! I LOVE red & black, darks in general :)

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  5. Oh Maureen, how long you have been keep the journal ? I don't mind to take a peek .. must be fun to see .. and you are so talented photographer too , fall must be your favorite season, if I'm not wrong :)

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, I have lots of journals & sketchbooks going all the time. I'm very unorganized with them! And, the kids like to fill the pages for me! Haha Fall is my absolute favorite and then winter. :)

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  6. I love this idea. Nature is our greatest inspiration for creation. Why wouldn't it be, look who created the awesome color scheme. He is a great artist too.

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  7. Beautiful, as usual - here in Northern Michigan our color is just starting to come.

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    1. Thank you Gayle! Yes, I love this time of year -- it's my favorite!!

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  8. wish you could have kept it red white and black. love the fishing picture - beautiful. my 2 favorite things, being in nature and/or fishing and quilting. this blog is great!

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  9. Beautiful fabrics. I have the same Kona bundle. Planning to use some time soon. Probably next month ;).

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  10. Absolutely looove the fall pic! Love the idea for the quilt as well!

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  11. Interesting blocks made with some really great fabrics. It will be interesting to see how you will pull all those other colors of wonderful fabric into your quilt! Yes nature can give us inspiration as well as taking time to renew while in it!

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  12. Love your fabrics! Great idea for a quilt also!

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    1. Thank you, Jacqueline! Both the colors and design are such a departure from what I've been making recently -- it's exciting!

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  13. love the fabrics you chose. cant wait to see the finished quilt. this is really pretty so far.

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  14. LOve this already!

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  15. Beautiful inspiration. I love your color choices and the design for the rows. Great job as par usual.

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  16. I'm excited to see it all come together. If anyone can make this work --it's you ; )
    Happy stitching today.

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  17. Okay, after seeing that place, I totally forgot about the quilt. I want to "skadoo" (Blues clues) into that picture.... and love the quilt. I was eyeing those oranges on Saturday. Can't wait to see the rest!

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  18. Yοuг style iѕ so unіque in comрarisοn to other pеople I have read
    ѕtuff from.

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  19. Wonderful colors and beautiful fabric! Can't wait to see it all finished. Also loving your fall colors at the park! We don't have much fall color yet and our temperatures are still in the summer range (I'm not complaining though).

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  20. Wow, what an interesting quilt this will be! I am absolutely drawn to your choice of colors - gorgeous.

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  21. Love where this is going, and gorgeous colours in the last pic

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  22. Looks awesome! I love the colors they are so bold and eye catching. What a beautiful place to spend a day.

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! It's our favorite place to go to reconnect with each other and with what matters most! Time together, outdoors, is always time well spent!

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  23. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the colors and images!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see this quilt. Wonderful combination!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Sondra!! Kaiden loves this one so far, he's already asked if it can be his, but I'm not sure how he's feel with the orange -- I hope he likes it!!

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  24. I am LOV-ING that quilt so far. I am in the middle of a small project using that Juliana Horner rose print too, and I'm really digging it! I can't wait to see more progress on yours. I've been waiting for a great sale on a bundle of Florence and I finally gave up (for now) and ordered a layer cake, which I never do, but we'll see how it works out.

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  25. You're off to a gorgeous start, Maureen! I love the deep, rich color palette you've chosen and look forward to seeing how this all pans out!

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  26. WOW! Gorgeous. Just came across your site and love this.

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  27. You and colours. You know how to pick them. Beautiful combinations.

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  28. Totally inspiring post...thanks so much!

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  29. I can't wait to see what this becomes!

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  30. You really are a sewing machine! love all the photos ~ especially the last ~ looks so tranquil.

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  31. I keep coming back to this post. I gravitate towards red fabric and so I just love looking at what you have done so far. I would love it if you turn this into a quilt pattern for sale.

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