Thursday, January 6, 2011

oooh~

another night of play and E's goddess is getting cozy in her new home:

If no one takes this from me, it might end up growing on its own..
The spikes on the left came from this book and were so easy I think I need to use them in other projects soon.  The Kaffe Fassett print on the right side just fell out of the scrap bowl as I was looking for purples (it was in with the blues, but jumped out to play in this quilt).  It had a strange angled cut running along the side which I smoothed out into a gentle curve.  On the bottom I added the patch of purple strips which had been in my crumb block pile forever-- I bought it at a scrap table at a quilt show in MA.  That edge was also jagged but my curves were not so gentle here.. I like piecing curves, but i need more practice because I ended up with little puckers (you can see on the deepest bit).  The Erin McMorris turquoise just jumped in as well, I have been using that fabric in everything lately, so why not try it here too. 
It has been very freeing to work on a quilt I didn't plan on making.  I'm not worrying a lot about how to get things done and I change my mind about the layout at the last minute (the spikes were supposed to go along the top..).  I have a bunch of other projects that are waiting for me, but this has been too much fun..

9 comments:

Alexis said...

Very fun! I like seeing this piece grow collaboratively!

Lisa said...

Love the curvy bottom. Looks like a snow drift! So appropriate for our impending snow fall. Great job.

CharlotteP said...

It's great fun, there are lots of interesting ideas in there...and your curves look impressive to me!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Ooh! Girlie! You are on a roll! Keep going if it's working for ya!
I love that you threw in some curves. A great way to try new ideas and techniques!

Helen said...

I love the curves, too. And that purple patch speaks to me. What a find!

Nathalie said...

I like where this is going. Love the dancing squares across the bottom.

Encyclopedia said...

Yeah GGI...i love it when it all works...she looks fabulous...I say we will have to have a showing of our GGI's...Jess i loooooovvveee it....smiles.

Encyclopedia said...

P.S. I was dreaming about her last night....I may send you a few strips with the printed mantra's from the post wherein I asked for Haiku's and five lines...smiles..

QuiltSwissy said...

I really like the goddess! Great job with the surroundings. I am ready to work on one of my own. glen: just do it!