Monday, July 14, 2014

Is This You?

Am I the only one with this personal flaw?

Attempting to create order from my disorder so I can concentrate on the matter at hand (writing a pattern), I started to organize a stack of pages I've pulled from old magazines.  One or two projects captured my attention and the next thing I know I've pulled fabric off the shelf, trying to find enough of the "right" fabrics to recreate the project on the page.  More disorder!!!

Chamomile Afternoon by Jacquelynne Steves

Captivated by the freshness of this little project (44" square) from Jacquelynne Steves at The Art of Home I have tentatively chosen this fabric as my starting point for the tea cup.

Tea Cup?
I think I was initially drawn to the pink and black color scheme, but this fabric reminds me of flow blue china--perfect for an old tea cup.  Besides, it's been in my stash for a really long time and needs to be used!  I have a couple of dark blues to replace the black in the pattern and an assortment of fabrics in similar colors to pick from for the other parts.

And now I've also gotten side-tracked by a Halloween block swap Denise Russart is hosting at Just Quiltin'.  I've never done a block swap outside my close group of friends.  I remember my mother getting sucked into a block swap back in the 70s and how problematic the "demands" of the other participants became to my sweet mother.  She may have even uttered a few choice words ... just sayin'.  I'm hoping block swaps have progressed beyond that point today!

So that's my design wall report for this Monday, such as it is.  Heading out to our monthly guild meeting where I'll be cutting Halloween fabric, hoping to avoid serious weather developments later in the day.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week!

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  1. Your fabric for your teacup is perfect! Just too precious. I can't wait to see your progress with this cute quilt. And I am right there with you... when I have things I NEED to get done is when I tend to find distractions the most. Good luck with your block swap. I haven't participated in one, but hope it's a pleasant experience for you.

    1. I'm looking forward to getting started on the teacup, as well as the block swap. In fact, I got 3 sets of blocks (3/set) cut yesterday and I've already stitched up one set today! The teacup will take some tracing onto fusible--not my favorite thing so it may have to wait a while, but I could easily cut and make the rest of the quilt in the meantime .....

  2. Thanks, Barbara. And thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.


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