Thursday, February 21, 2013

Stripping is Fun!

Thought that might get your attention. Truth is, I have been sneaking away to the basement for these past few days to practice my stripping and I'm getting pretty good at it too, even if I do say so myself. Or maybe I should be saying strip piecing? Either way, it's lots of fun.

It's also a little addictive - you can't wait to see the spiderweb fill in and it's fun to mix in a little surprise colour into different rings to shake things up a bit.

Sewing and trimming, sewing and trimming.

This is the quilt that I'm using for inspiration - totally scrappy. I don't think Sarah used the same fabric twice in the entire quilt.

I'm using a decidedly autumn palette and, while I'm not a huge fan of Hallowe'en, for whatever reason when I look at this pattern I wanted to get the effect of pumpkins at night. So far I think that it's working.

Circles are slowly coming together and it's neat to see the different effect that different light and dark combos create. Right now it's all just being laid out on my design wall floor...

but it's fun none the less. I think I'm going to call it Pumpkin Patch at Midnight....M


Brandie said...

This is going to be another "Wow" quilt.
I can't wait to see a bigger section.

Wonky Girl said...

Oh my, oh my. This is going to be so wonderful!

Mary said...

Wow, this is going to be just gorgeous! Which book did you get this from- material obsession 1 or 2? Oddly enough I found three versions in amazon.