Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Change of Plans : :

I used my quilting ruler to cut one triangle from each Meadow print, setting them aside, waiting for my chance to begin my new quilt. I wanted to sew just one row together before committing fully to my design plan. Then yesterday, as I finished up a few etsy orders while enjoying my daffodils, I changed my mind!

Making Crowns & Daffodils

Meadow & Sunshine

The warm, sunny yellow and bright orange flowers were too convincing, and so out went any Meadow blues darker than a clear Summer sky and in came cantaloupes & peachy creams, mint & pale aqua, more sunshine yellow & tangerine, grassy greens, and bright teals.

Inspired

This bundle feels so much like Summer to me. Those shiny, carefree days I'm so ready for! An easy quilt as you go of bright stripes in varying widths of these pretty fabrics. Simple and fun!

Summer in AGFs

My plan, to take my Herringbone quilt tutorial and rather than add each fabric on the diagonal, I'll be adding each strip straight, one after the other just like a patchwork stacked coin quilt. I printed out AGF's Rustic Autumn quilt pattern quite sometime ago, loving both the diagonal direction and the orange! I plan to keep it close by for a little extra inspiration!

AGF Quilt Inspiration

And how about you, what are you working on these days?

  Maureen

27 comments:

  1. first thing is a pillow case from leftovers of a quilt I just finished. So ready for spring, your daffodils really helped. Going to town today I think I am bring home some fresh cut flowers.

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    1. Good for you to turn those scraps into something right away! I'm terrible at that and have been thinking of having a huge fabric and scraps bundle sale. I just need to decide on where to do it? Instagram seems to be the popular place to destash these days. It needs to happen soon, the scraps are really overflowing in here!!

      Enjoy your flowers! -M

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  2. We still have snow in northern Minnesota. I can't wait for the spring flowers to start blooming. Cant wait to see what you come up with for your quilt.

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    1. I don't know how you Minnesotans handle those never-ending Winters! Hoping those flowers come soon!

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  3. I just finished cutting the squares for a twin sized version of this quilt http://www.made-by-rae.com/2010/12/finito-storytime-squares-quilt-in-far-far-away-ii/ for my 3yr old - colors in bright blues, greens, oranges and some brown.

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  4. I am currently working on summer dresses for my little granddaughter! I may have to purchase some of these lovely fabrics to make one for her!

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  5. These are so right for Spring.. I dont know about Summers being carefree.. LOL.. I am having some finishes just because I am binding, I laid out a Tumbler map quilt for my Grandson's xmas present but I bet he will get it before then if I get it binded. I also have quite of few baby quilts to make for the 2 new grandbabies, I think I will catch up on the Triangle QAL with some of the yellows, whites, pinks and safari animals for a quick baby blanket. I want to use a sheet for the back too.
    I picked up some great deals from Julie last night on instagram for the Gyspy QAL..

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  6. I have a stack of Sunshine Linen that I'm itching to cut into but need to decide on a quilt plan. I keep changing my mind! First it was small nine patches set on a diagonal and then I diamond pattern I saw someone (but can't find anymore, doh!), but now I'm thinking about log cabin squares with lots of ivory linen around them.

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  7. Love those daffodils! And the fabric pull they inspired! I made 3 taggies yesterday, and will finish up a couple bigger quilts, hopefully yet this month...one Jeni Baker pattern(fly home), the other a bed quilt of my own, based on a Hudson bay blanket :) Then I gots ta get outdoors!!!

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  8. Your second choice of fabrics is wonderfully Spring fresh and beautiful. Guess it was inspired by a touch of Spring Fever.

    I just completed a cubic right angle weave necklace and a beaded bezel cabochon in bright chartreuse and Lapis blue. Happy colors ! :)

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  9. Susan Peck KnuevenApril 9, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    I am working on a Friendship Star quilt for our youngest grandson's HS graduation on May 31st. It is in purples, blues, and a bit of bright greens with white on white corner blocks. Have all of one block done~~But plan to get more done this pm. We are in our RV at our favorite resort near Orlando, FL and too much other stuff to do!
    Maybe I can get it finished when we get home on the 15th.

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  10. Love these new fabrics. I am working on couple of new projects. A triangle quilt and a baby quilt with some fun desings.

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  11. I have 5 baby quilts underway, first time ever for me to have more than one going at a time. Just finishing up the 5th. Your quilts have inspired me to work harder to be better. I just love what you make. So, i'm practicing almost daily.

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  12. Great colors! I'm about to start cutting fabric for my daughter's birthday quilt (she requested a full color room renovation), and that's exactly what I had in mind... a sort of patchwork, gradient, stacked books kind of thing. Can't wait to see yours!

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  13. Thanks for sharing your daffodils with us. I love your summery fabric mix.

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  14. Oh, wow, what a great pattern inspiration. I love the colors, so bright and deep and cheery! Love it! I just finished crib bumpers for my grandson who will be born TOMORROW by inducement unless he comes earlier today. Yay! 3rd grandchild, but first boy. So exciting. I already made his quilt last year from Safari fabrics with sweet little zoo animals and oranges and purples.

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  15. Oooh, loving the new palette! I'm trying to quilt a 90" Irish chain-ish, vintagey type quilt. The basting and marking absolutely did for my knees, back and shoulder on Sunday, so I'm waiting for them to forgive me before I hit the machine.

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  16. Not much sewing happening around here these days as I'm too busy with other stuff right now. Love the colors you're using and I'm so ready for warm weather!

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  17. I'm working on a simple 4 patch quilt when I'm not outside enjoying the spring weather.

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  18. Love checking email to find one from you and to check out what you're working on. I recently finished my first ever quilt as you go using your strip method. It's been a very long time since I've quilted - 10 years just about when my husband and I got married I packed everything up in boxes and it went into storage I our basement. Your blog and our very long winter inspired me to reunite with my fabric friends, so I started by sorting everything into colors and getting rid of small pieces by cutting them into strips and from there I started my quilt as you go. I don't know how to attach a picture of it here but if you reply to my email, I would love to share a picture of it with you. We had gorgeous weather a few weekends back and so I took it outside and hung it on the line with clothespins to photograph it - another inspiration from you - I have the picture on my screensaver so I an look at it all the time. Can't wait to see what you make next.

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  19. I'm working on too much, but that's just right after the long winter! Bee blocks, finishing a Tula Pink Beanstalk quilt, a mini for a gift, baby quilts for my niece to be, and I want to cover the window seats! AND, do some of the teeny tiny sewing I keep seeing around :) Love seeing the pattern for this. Your colors are fantastic and cheery as usual!

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  20. I have been working on baby stuff. I have a granddaughter due in aug. Thanks for the chance to win!

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