Thursday, June 7, 2018

Dessert First



Sometime you gotta do what you gotta do, and in this case it was starting a new project with the trimmings from a project I hadn't finished yet. Got that?


Up on the design wall had been my Color Play 'blocks' from the class I took from Tara Faughnan at QuiltCon. They've been waiting patiently for me to finish a few other things, but for some reason when I had a few hours free last weekend, it was the scraps of that project that called to me. And I listened.



With the vague notion of creating a log cabin variation with the 'scraps' paired with some stashed purple, before long I had a design that intrigued me.



For quilting, I perused Jacquie Gering's Walk book, as one does, and decided a Diamond Spiral would suit my creation, so I started in. For thread I'd chosen Aurifil 50wt 2520 (Violet) AGAIN, which was a perfect match in some areas, and a perfectly nice contrast in others.



The quilt ended up at 25" x 26", and again, this kind of impromptu creating was just so satisfying. It didn't hurt that much of the multicolored sections were done for me, but I'll take it.


Fern Royce deserves a little shout-out for calling what I did here for what it was and prompting the quilt's name, Dessert First. Fun times.

22 comments:

  1. I really love the motion the quilting gives the quilt without being a spiral; very nice! Clearly the scraps were really calling to you.

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  2. Gorgeous quilt! love the idea Happy Sewing from Iowa

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  3. the name is perfect! love it all

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  4. Oh, yes, I know that phenomenon well! Sometimes the block of time and/or mood one is in just calls for playing with the leftovers!

    I love what you've done here with your scraps and the quilting too.

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  5. The diamond spiral quilting is perfect for this piece! :D

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  6. Whoa - I thought this was a full-sized lap quilt! What a fun one!

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  7. love your new quilt! looks great

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  8. I love how your logs are pieced and the different width that gives it this modern offset look. Great work! And I am happy to hear you enjoyed dessert :)

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  9. Awesome!! Love the colours, design and quilting - and the name :)!

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  10. Wow that is so much fun that you could come up with a cute quilt from the leftovers instead of it ending up in a landfill:) Perfect name for it.

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  11. I totally understand the excitement of using the scraps from one project before the original project is finished! This one is just gorgeous, those colors! I can't waint to see what the orignial is!

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  12. I just love scraps, and this is why! Gorgeous!!!

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  13. The colors, design, and movement are wonderful. This is a different take on a scrappy quilt, and I really like it.

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  14. Love everything about this - including the name!

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  15. wonderfully nice...great job

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  16. This is Brilliant and Beautiful:) I LOVE this style of piecing. You've played with it to perfection! GB

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  17. Cool quilt. The diamond quilting makes it special.

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  18. Love the quilt, love the name, also love the Walk book!

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  19. I really like your new decorative designs! it's beautiful so much and good idea on site.

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