Monday, January 3, 2011

How 15 minutes became 5 hours...

Okay, as I took a break from my intuition...and have not finished my other UFO's or my nieces piece...I decided to play with 1/2 yards and act as though they were scraps...I had recently purchased all of the butterfly fabric I could find in my fave City quilt shop..and then picked up some other neutral fabrics for ..what i imagined would be the backing..

I sat down, started stitching and cutting and Voila....


Scrappy blocks...Now where did the beige squares come from you ask...Well I realized i needed something somewhat neutral to off set the busyness of the scrappy blocks...so this is what i came up with.  Now I am thinking about framing the middle with strips of the tangerine butterfly fabric...thin, since thats what i have left..then proceed with making borders around with the other fabric squares and remaining fabric that I have left.

This was a bit of a color challenge for me because of all the browns and neutral tones...I am stretching...trying to move beyond my color comfort zone...Lets see how big it becomes.

10 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

Love it!

Patty said...

Challenging to work in all in neutrals....love the pop of the tangerine!

Judi said...

Great fabric! Love it and I'm not a neutral person.

Helen said...

Lookin' very good! Your neutrals are so warm and friendly.

Chris said...

Beautiful! Love the idea of adding color, like tangerine, or even some of that yummy green - or the aqua or lavender found in the prints. Looking forward to seeing what's next!

Kath said...

I love your colour choices. I am adore autumn colours, so leaving them behind would be my challenge :-D

Alexis said...

It looks great!

beebee said...

such a pretty quilt...great idea

QuiltSwissy said...

It is wonderful! I am always impressed when things go so well from just random pieces. My mom loves butterflies and I bought a bunch of butterflies last year sometime with the purpose of making her a quilt.

glen; maybe this spring!

Ann Marie said...

I liked this when I first saw it, and the more I come back to this blog and look at it, the more I like it. Looking forward to seeing the progress on this one.