Thursday, August 23, 2012

Progress(?) on my Fab Little Quilt

I am still slowly making progress with my curvy doll quilt, and I am finding it an enjoyable challenge. In our last episode, you may remember that I was playing around with these fabrics, destined to become something for my kitchen:

Well, the general consensus on the Fab Quilt Swap Flikr page was that it was too busy and crazy. But while I was playing, a weird, whimsical idea popped into my head.
The curves looked a little like hills to me. And then a little like clouds, and possibly even a little like a sun. So why not make a little curvy, patchwork landscape? With my usual enthusiasm, I cut out a bunch of 8" squares:

As you can see, I had a few friends assisting me with my fabric photo shoot (how many days left until school starts, again?):

I have cut and pieced the "hills", although once I finished they looked like a bit of a mess. Since it was very late at night, I decided to stop and not start unpicking or trimming or doing anything more right that moment. Instead I just posted a grumpy photo of them on Flikr and let the comments fly.

Since this photo I have trimmed down some of the blocks, and it really does make all the difference. I am excited to keep working on this, but first there's this little thing called school approaching next week. Thankfully, I don't have to get myself ready this year (yay Canadian maternity leave!), but having two sets of school supplies to buy and label and four kids' worth of hand me downs to sort through is keeping me quite busy enough.

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