Saturday, October 15, 2005

Mostly, I just want to be inspired...

And I found inspiration, here. I have never made any kind of any seasonal quilt. But looking at all of your creations got me itchy to try something of my own. When I want to try some new method, I make table runners for my friend, Teresa. I figure, this way I get to experiment and play and she gets a little something out of it, too. This table runner was my first try at pieced letters- I have done applique. I think it was Tonya who had made a really cool quilt with a quilted message on it and I decided to try it. I found this pattern for a full quilt in an old magazine, and loved it. I just pulled some of the elements out and combined it for a much smaller project. Teresa is more conservative than I am, colorwise, so I tamed it down. (Although I did sneak in some of my hand dyes.) The original was in bright purples and such- called, "Funky Pumpkin Patch." The letters went together much more quickly than I imagined. I finished it in one morning. There did seem to be a lot of bulk in some of the seams, and I don't know how you can avoid that. You can't see the quilting, but I quilted a vine with pumpkin leaves in the black and then just embellished the pumpkins. All in all, it was a lot of fun and I am considering making one in funky batiks for me. Thank you all so much for your inspiration!

7 comments:

Sarah said...

You go, girl! You are too cool for words! I bought you some presents here in Savannah. Will mail them when I get home. Miss you as usual!

Sarah

Darcie said...

Nines,

Love your pumpkins!

It's great to see a quilter "let loose!" You may find yourself doing that lots. To me...it's so satisfying to do something liberating and instruction-free!

Thanks for sharing...now get back to work on that &*^&%^ quilt from *(&^%^.... LOL ;-)

Darcie

Sewcatherine said...

great job on the letters. you are brave to jump in there and just do it.

Finn said...

Love the letters, the pumpkins and the inspiration..keep goin' girl...enjoy the moment ! What a good idea to just take "elements" and make them work for you..*S*

Dawn said...

Oh this is too adorable! You did a great job! And what a lucky friend to get your things!

Sharon said...

LOVE IT!!

Tonya R said...

Whooohooo. Looks like fun to make and fun to have. Excellent job.