Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My try at What If I . . .


After being inspired by Victoria's post, What If I . . ., and Kathleen's post about her medallion quilts, I went into the studio this morning to begin a new project.  I set myself a challenge of creating fabric from only the first six fabrics I pulled from the top of my scrap box.  After playing with these lovely six fabrics, I came up with this.
 These fabrics came from a couple of quilts I am making as gifts.  I am glad they were the ones I pulled, but I really started out with no preconceived notions.  After I got this piece of fabric done, I cut it into uneven quarters. and started auditioning other fabrics to add.

First I tried dark blue batik.


Then I tried an ochre batik.  This was my favorite.



I put the cross pieces in and decided to use the same fabric for the first border.  I put the corner pieces in because I wanted to use more of this fabric.  It is from my favorite dress of all time.  I am going to use more of this fabric because I like it so much.  Then I found some 2 1/2 inch cool birds and decided I had to add another border so I could use them.  That is where I left things until tomorrow.  Who knows what might happen then.

8 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

Looks great!

Mrs Moen said...

The ocre fabric is perfect for your scrappy block; I love it!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I like the way you think! great play! You have a definite color palette! Blues, purples and golds! jewel tones! It's great seeing your process to!

The Scrappy Bee said...

Just so fabulous. Love the gold cross, it makes the block zing. I also love the block as it almost looks like a quilt all by itself. Keep sewing. Bonnie

Jessica said...

awesome! the birds in the corners really act like little hidden surprises~

Jodi said...

Oooh, I LOVE these fabrics together - thanks for sharing!

Alexis said...

Looks great! I'm looking forward to seeing where you go with this!

Kathleen C. said...

I'm glad i provided a little inspiration--it's always been the other way around because I'm inspired by so many great quilters and the quilts/blocks they make.