Monday, February 6, 2012

Finally, Something New

Design Wall 2612

For most of last week my design wall was empty.  I just couldn’t think of anything I really wanted to work on.  But Sunday afternoon I walked into the studio and saw these batik strips hanging in about three different places and all of a sudden I had an idea.  I sorted them by color (not always easy with batiks) and then I cut them in half and put them into groups of 5.  I’m not sharing what is going to happen with them but, at least to begin with, this should be mindless sewing, the kind I can do when I am tired.  I love batiks and am trying to use as many brights as possible.

 

iPad cover started

And I also did some work on my iPad cover, the February color challenge from Judy and Vicki.  This is just me foolin’ around with shapes and the colors but I am having fun.  I cut the circles with my GO and I am experimenting with applique glue.  The pliers are there because I couldn’t get the cap off of the glue without them.  Anyway, I showed my fabric palette in the last post and also the inner stabilizer with the pattern drawn out on it.  However, since I am dreaming this up as I go along, also, it could take me all month to get it together.

 

good shot of backing

And, I am still quilting the Crazy Cats: I have three rows to go.  I put this shot in because it shows the backing fabric really well.  DH picked it out and it has really pretty gold flecks in it.  He had asked for a large quilt so he could keep warm at night.  It’s a good thing that we have been having a rather warm winter (just the kind I like). 

Speaking of warm weather, I did have a chance to take the convertible out for a top down spin.  We have had 70+ days and when it wasn’t either threatening to rain or actually raining, I had the top down and the wind blowing through my hair.  What fun!

Now, for more fun, drive on over to Judy’s blog to see a bunch of quilting creativity.

16 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting with all those pretty strips. Isn't it funny how an idea will just hop into your head?
    Love those crazy cats. Sweet!

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  2. I absolutely love the colors of those strips, batik's are my favorite also. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  3. These strips are beautiful. I never have used batiks in one quilt alone. I many need to try this out!

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  4. Fun iPad cover and I can't wait to see what you plan to do with the strips.

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  5. Oooh! I love, love batiks and cannot wait to see what you do with these beauties!! :)

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  6. I am anxiously waiting to see what you do with the bright colors!

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  7. I love batiks, too, and those strips really caught my attention. Can't wait to see what you're doing with them.

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  8. I love, love batiks so I can't wait to see what you'll do with them! Hope you enjoyed your ride in the warm weather!

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  9. I don't know where you're headed, but I sure like the fabrics!

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  10. Oh your teasing us with those batik strips! Great colors,can't wait to see what becomes of them.

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  11. Love all the fabric on your post today! All great projects.

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  12. At first I thought you'd had an accident with your batik strips and they were hanging to dry. Then as I read your post it seems you might be missing some hot pink! Anxious to see how you surprise us. Enjoy the wind in your hair!

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  13. Love the photo of all the beautiful coloured strips hanging...waiting to be something!

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  14. Mindless sewing? Not a chance! I love your strips, they are so colourful...just waiting for an idea to fashion them into something. Can't wait to see what it will turn out to be!

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  15. You can't go wrong with strips of batiks, gorgeous! Love your blog, so I'm awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award: http://scrapsofhappiness.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award-what.html

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  16. Love your batiks, can't wait to see what you do with them Gari. i am currently doing a batik quilt with BOM's.
    What are you using for a pattern for your laptop cover, & is it a cover for transporting it? I used a pattern from Valeri Wells to make quilted laptop covers.

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