Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Random Notions – Getting Dizzy

For the past couple of weeks I have been working on a secret quilt – it is to be a gift and I don’t want to spoil the surprise.  However, I can share part of the back-
That’s half of it.  The back is all polka dots, with the exception of a small piece of what is on the front.  That is a LOT of polka dots, and it made me dizzy sewing it together.  I love polka dots and collected many, thinking I would someday do all dots, but after seeing a BOM quilt made from all dots, with only a white background fabric, I just couldn’t do it.  I found that this particular quilt was a good place to use many of them up, especially since I only used a couple on the front and a few on the back and they work well with the focal fabric.  It is now with Janet and I probably won’t get it back til sometime next month. I promised this person a quilt a long time ago and couldn’t decide what to make until inspiration finally hit me and now I can’t wait to give it to her.  This was also the first time I had to piece the batting together and it was a lot easier than I expected.

So I am in the mood to start <yet another> kaleidoscope wall hanging – I have a huge pile of fabrics set aside just for kaleidoscopes and I almost couldn’t make up my mind which to use.  But I finally decided on this one, which has been waiting for attention for a long time-
It’s actually a bit darker than this picture came out – very rich colors with bits of gold.  I only had 1 ½ yards of this, just enough for 4 repeats, so it will come out small.  I have already lined it all up and cut groups of 4 ½ “ squares and I feel like I’m not getting enough variation out of them, so I may have to add something in there.  Not sure what yet.  Going through the stash now to see what might work.

That’s it for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

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