Thursday, April 7, 2011

More 15 minute fun

WhooHoo!  Look what I found in the scrap basket!  This 4" x 6" scrap got me to thinking.  What if I pulled some colors to go with this and started playing?





First I found these purples and blues.  Just perfect.









Then these.  There are some end cuts from the Bali pops and some hand died turquoise.








More extras from another border.  I just love this fabric.









Wow!  Orange!  This will be perfect!









These are going to make a really cool block.  What should I do first?  Where should I start.  I know, what about flying geese?









I have wanted to try my hand at curved flying geese for a while.  I grabbed some paper and drew some curved lines.  Then I made random cross lines and connected them for a paper piecing foundation.  I found some left-over hand dyed green for sky and started grabbing scraps and sewing.




Then I needed to make some fabric to sew the geese into.  I love this part.  All the colors and patterns are so fun.  Finding places where each piece fits is a challenge.  This is at the stage where I needed to start adding pieces for size.  I wanted this to be 12" x 12".





Voila!  I am thinking the orange strip is calling for some hand embroidery.  I am not sure what it will be yet, but it will come to me.  It is so much fun to go back and forth between more traditional block styles and this more abstract style.

Joyous quilting, everyone.

13 comments:

Helen said...

What a fabulous work of art! It looks finished to me, but I have a notion that you are having too good a time to stop now. Lucky person who gets your 12 x 12!

CharlotteP said...

Beautiful...really beautiful!

MareeR said...

This is gorgeous - love the colours and curves and different angles.

Celia Ciuffo said...

very very nice!!!

Chris said...

Thanks for sharing your step-by-step process - and LOVE what you came up with!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Really Cute MIKI!

Will get everyone's Partner info emailed SUNDAY... after my friends heads home... ;-)

sheila 77 said...

Miki, you are a fabric magician.

Margaret said...

Your process reads like a recipe ... & the end
result ... delicious!

Mary-Frances said...

Wow, way to play Miki! Thanks for including us in the process. Great fabrics too!

mary e said...

i love fabric!! and i really love your fabric, nice job. (i fear curves)

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful!

kayleighinstitches said...

Wow, very vibrant and eye catching. Love that it grew so organically!

Nancy B said...

Love the curved flying geese! I've been doing curves lately too - I posted mine on the 15 min Flickr site : )