Friday, September 17, 2010

How long is a piece of string ?

... and how long does it take to make a quilt ?

Well, sometimes it takes months and months of fabric collecting and thinking time, before one even takes the first stitch, and then more months and months of stitching, unstitching, repositioning, constant re-evaluation of colour choices, etc, etc, etc, ad nauseum ... and that's just the top

and then sometimes you put the brain into neutral and the blessed thing almost seems to make itself:

here's the stack-and-slash-blocks-in-all-different-shades-of-red-Japanese-fabrics that I started last weekend when 'Harmony' came down

and okay, I did buy 2 red Japanese Fat Quarters at Purl's Palace on Tuesday [ I HAD to ... they leapt right off the counter and into my hands. I ask you ... what's a quilter to do ? ]

but the rest is from stash

so I'm feeling quite virtuous

so long as no one mentions the 9 metres I bought on the last trip to Bendigo

6 comments:

Marcie said...

WOW! That's just...wow!

ozjane said...

Looking darn good.....and at least you are using some of the Japanese stash. More than I can say right now.

Alwen said...

Well, your brain had lots and lots of warming-up exercises, so it was all fit and ready to come up with another, I guess!

Nadie said...

Love the use of the stack and slash with the japanese. Love the red and black. Love that you are back to quilting for the love of it rather than to meet a deadline.

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

looks gorgeous

gayle said...

Love the stash stack and slash. (I think that's sliding into tongue-twister country...)