Sunday, April 22, 2012

Carried away with avocado


I originally started to make the small log cabin block in the upper right.  As I was building it, I decided to make two of them, thus the one in the lower left.  Then, I decided I wanted to join the two somehow, and thought the avocado marbled fabric would work.  It needed something to break it up, so I cut and sewed some diagonals here and there.  Then, I remembered some avocado linen table napkins I purchased at a garage sale to add to another small quilt I was working on.  Where were they?  After looking through a few project boxes, I found them.  (Note to self:  Label project boxes)  I liked where it was heading, but didn't like the shape, so I used more of the napkin fabric to create top and bottom borders.  Too solid.  In came the strip made of scraps from the diagonal pieces.  As it is now, it is about 18" square.  I think it will be come a mini quilt with hand quilting and bead embellishments and some embroidery on the solid strips, for sure.  At the rate I keep making these challenges bigger, by the end, I should be making bed quilts.  Who, me?

5 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Ooh !that looks fun!!! that green is way yummier that avocado! ;-) love it!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

What a fun post - er, block...I mean mini. Your fabrics are great - love the idea of the linen napkins...and can't wait to see what grows when you add embellishments.

Chris said...

Nice Miki! Love your journey too! :)

Helen said...

I think this would be a lovely centerpiece for your table since you probably still have some extra napkins that match. That floral fabric is glorious and your process is fascinating.

sheila 77 said...

I do like this. Very inventive. The pale blue strips give it a nice jump, I like the positioning of the log cabins and the multi-fabric strip at the bottom.