30 December 2010

one last flimsy...


"There's always room for one more" - I think this goes both for christmas cookies and new quilt projects...

After sewing together my warm palette cherrywood top in improvised strings, I found the cool palette scraps kept popping into mind.

I find myself often doing quilts in odd pairs, twisting the palette or the pattern a bit(theme for another post - next year).

I mentioned in my last post how much I look forward to Denyse Schmidts new fabric line. She has a picture of a lovely quilt made up. So the two ideas brewed in my mind for a while. And I decided there was time to whip up another quick and easy recipe:

ingredients: 3 or 4 packs of cherrywood scrap bag + 2 yrd of indigo

preparing: divide the scraps into 2 groups by length 9" and 6"
        1. then cut or rip each group of scraps into strings of random width

      1. mix: working with the two groups separately, randomly pick strings and sew together
    1. distribute light and dark colors, and group strings in pleasing neighborhoods


    arrange: using your design wall, pair them up in columns of one or two
    cut, distribute and rearrange until they have reached the same length

    cut: take your yardage piece and rip or cut into strips, including a top/ bottom one

    final step:sew the bars together, using random widths

    Mine ended up at 60" by 72". I think I'll use wool batting. Just leave it to cool off a bit...



    Wishing upon a star...
    Someone special is still sick - poor thing.

    It's time for me to wish you all a happy, peaceful, safe and creative New Year!
    And may 2011 be a fun one!

    ; )

    23 comments:

    Stephanie said...

    As soon as I saw the photo I wanted to touch the quilt. It looks velvety. Beautiful. I hope kitty feels better soon. Happy New Year.

    Quiltefia said...

    Hei!! Fine farger!! Jeg liker godt disse skakke skjeve, tilsynelatende tilfeldig laget quiltene dine!! Jeg kikket også på den quilten du linket til og den var kjempefin!! Der kom det med å blande inn hvitt!! Jeg strikker!! Får ikke somlet meg ned på arbeidrommet...... Fikk et supert kit til jul som jeg gleder meg til. En diger Borgerkrigsquilt. Men før jeg kan begynne må jeg bestille en linjal som går ned til 1/16 inch!! Jeg ønsker deg et godt nytt år, og gleder meg til å følge med på hva du syr i 2011!! Du er en inspirasjon vet du!! Annekari:-)

    Tonya Ricucci said...

    wonderful, though I have to admit I'm still partial to the warm palette. Love how you're experimenting and playing. sick kitty? oh noooo. best wishes for a quick recovery. Happy New Year!

    nicolette said...

    Beautiful blue quilt Marit! It looks indeed like velvet!
    Best wishes for your kitty and a Happy New Year!

    Sujata said...

    Gorgeous! I love their fabrics!
    Happy New year!

    Jennifer said...

    Just beautiful! I love this cool colorway...

    Have a very happy New Year!

    Jennifer :)

    Shelley said...

    I loved your warm version and this cool version is just as gorgeous! Happy New Year!

    Ariane said...

    Oh it's beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing how you made it!!! Love it!!!

    shellysquilts said...

    Marit, A beautiful quilt! Just lovely. Well done, my friend! I hope you have a happy new year!

    Margreth said...

    Blue..it was a long time since I sew something in blue.Thanks for the inspiration! Lovely quilt..lovely colors! Happy new year!

    live a colorful life said...

    This quilt is beautiful. Cherrywood fabric is beautiful.
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in 2011. Thanks for all the inspiration.

    Happy New Year!

    Allie said...

    It is gorgeous and it's got my fingers itching to make one like it! Very, very beautiful. I hope poor kitty is better soon - such beautiful little eyes - and I hope you have a very Happy New Year!!

    Pinkadot Quilts said...

    Marit, this is a gorgeous quilt, you must be very proud. I very much enjoy your blog!

    Nifty Quilts said...

    Marit, This is another beauty! Somehow, you achieve a cheerful balance in all the quilts you make. Not too busy, yet never boring. I don't know how you do it, but you've done it again!

    Happy new year to you, too. Best wishes to your sick friend.

    Andi said...

    A very beautiful quilt to ring in the new year.
    Happy new year to you and well wishes for your little sickie!
    Andi x

    Carla said...

    Happy New Year, Marit! Your last project for the year is as wonderful as ever! Thanks for sharing your process. I wish you the best for the new year!

    Janet said...

    Happy New Year to you and I hope kitty improves. I love the colour and design of your last hurrah, it looks so rich with the Cheerywood solids.

    Clare said...

    I love this!

    Happy New Year.

    Quiltycat said...

    I prefer the warm version too, but your colors choese is always great. Hope the kitty get well soon! Happy new year!
    nichi

    mjb said...

    I like the thought of quilt recipes over patterns.

    mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

    Hope kitty is well now. I adore that quilt. It is such an elegant, yet happy blue. degvsf

    Anne said...

    Som vanlig: Spennende. inspirerende. En nytelse i form og farger.

    My Sweet Prairie said...

    I love those blue solids! Very lovely!