Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Don't Touch My Junk! Inspiration Quilt

I have been working on my Inspiration Quilt Don’t Touch My Junk today. And it felt good after a frustrating day of just running around and doing work on my CAAWS stuff. I longed to be sewing all day.

I began putting the blocks together. Remembering the admonition of not thinking too much about color and placement, I just grabbed and sewed and didn’t think at all!
There were some strange bedfellows!

But I continued on, not worrying if one matched or not. The easiest way for me to achieve this level of nirvana is to listen to books on CD so I plugged in, pun definitely intended, The Seamstress by Frances de pontes Peebles.

I am liking the way it is heading. Although I think it is like that Ugly Dog Contest, only a momma could love him. This quilt will be mine totally.

The best thing about doing this quilt, I am finding blocks from quilts that are long gone to their forever homes with friends and family. And I am living back memories from those wayward blocks
Like this poor attempt at a sheep dog.

It took me a minute to even remember him! I had to figure out, what the heck was this? Oh, yes, a sheepdog. He is supposed to be looking after his sheep, bur the sheep never made it to the pasture!

glen:  felt good to be sewing, and it felt good to be playing!


Nathalie said...

I really like how it is looking. An old friend used to say about putting fabrics together, "If they don't just up and fight, they go together." I have lived by this saying since I first heard it and have made many beautiful "ugly" fabric quilts. Keep on sewing.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

oh it wont' be an ugly dog! infuse fabrics into it that will make it zing! I have faith in you glen!

Brooke said...

Strange bedfellows perhaps, on a small scale, but nothing looks more coordinated and beautiful than a fully completed scrap quilt. They have STORIES to tell, which is the very best part! I'm loving it so far....

Helen said...

Love the coat on that sheepdog! Would love to have one like it today. Brrr....it's freezing here.

CharlotteP said...

I think it's looking good...and I love the sheepdog!