Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A stitch here, a stitch there...

A stitch here, a stitch there, slowly some progress is made on my current projects.
Last weekend I was fortunate to spend some time with friends including the always clever Marg and delightful Jean.


Some progress has been made on my vase of flowers, elements are still changing, but I am finding a place I am happy with. It really is a great leap of faith to create this way. No pattern, just a starting point and the ability to find the confidence to make my own choices and make something that is a reflection of me at this time in my life.


It would be lovely if someone could look at this quilt ( see, I am actually planning a finish at some stage!) and "see" me.....hopefully they will not think I needed medicating at this time!


My recent foray into the world of clamshells has resulted in my DD requesting a queen sized clamshell quilt...eek! At present I am going to do a bit of a prototype block, make sure my technique is right before I attempt the Giant Clam!


She has requested blues, greys, whites. I have never been a big blue fan, so I am looking forward to stretching my boundaries with this. There are going to be a lot of six inch clams....here are some, there will end up being every shade imaginable!


What colour do you find you avoid?
Cardygirl xx


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22 comments:

Salley said...

Against all reasoning (mine) I have recently embraced *shudder* . . . brown . . . and guess what?! my colour world didn't cave in!

Those red checks are massive! Too daunting for me . . . . .cant wait to see your progress.

barb's creations said...

I resist using purple and if you had a sneak peek in my stash you'd be hard pressed to fins even a fat 1/8th of it unless I needed to buy some for a swap. Love what you are working on, very cheery and bright like you is what I think when looking at it :) Barb.

Anthea said...

I think that's a perfect idea Cardy - can't wait to see how it evolves - I am active avoid-er-er of blue, but am finding in recent months that it really needs to be used sometimes.

Marg said...

I love the red check background, it is looking really lovely already.
There's no one colour group I avoid, theres usually even a yellow or brown I like. I do dislike intensely, bottle green, burgundy and bright egg yellow.

gracie said...

Looks like a fun and interesting project.

Sharyn T said...

I think your quilt is definately 'you', bright, lively and fun. I have avoided green since I can remember. Sharyn:)

Susan said...

I do admire the msg quilts, but I think they are a little too far outside my square. Love watching your progress though! I love clamshells, not a huge fan of sewing them but they look so good at the end. Green and yellow are the colours I steer clear of. I really like the new blues with the edge of teal and grey.

Mary said...

Ohhhh! I love where your quilt is going! I think I seldom choose brown and purple.

Fiona said...

I love your quilt.... and lovely fabrics DD has chosen.... I think you have your work cut out for you for a while...
Hugz

Too many eggs said...

I think your quilt is perfectly you bright, happy and colourful....
I don't have any grey in my stash..... I never used to have a lot of orange but that has changed recently

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

love the quilt....maybe we need to call you 'clam girl' not 'cardy girl'....yummy fabrics your gorgeous girl has selected...what do I avoid...may have to think about that!!!!

Fat Quarter Bird said...

Hmmm, just checked out that pile of fabrics and seems like we have been shopping together again, though not physically getting off the lounge! Great minds thinking alike! I avoid those bright delft type blues like the ones in Chinese pottery but love the tealy blue hues!

Stephanie said...

I'm in love with the buffalo check background for your applique! :o) I avoid purple. I used to avoid orange but I'm finding I'm drawn to some delicious shades of orange these days. The clam shell will be a stunner. What we'll do for our children!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your quilt is looking wonderful. The big gingham background is an inspired choice. That blue stack for the clamshells is gorgeous. I've learnt that just when I don't like a colour then I'll see something that proves me wrong.

Small pieces said...

I avoid purple and although I like green I never seem to have the right one in my stash! Guess I need to buy more!

Sue SA said...

Love your original design, taking things to the next level, very impressive! I must admit I avoid orange and brown if I can!

Jen said...

Your vase of flowers are beautiful so bright and happy.I don't think I could ever design a quilt pattern as I go I need to see ideas.The
Clamshell fabrics look lovely.I don't seem to choose dark browns and Green fabrics.

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck stepping out of your comfort zone........

the large clams will be great........

Michelle said...

That background is way cool! I love blues they are defiantly in my comfort zone, but I run from all shades of pink. Have fun with the mega clam.

Cathy Underhill said...

I love your beautiful flower vase, what a great way to create Cardy! Oooh a mega clam, yummy! xo

broderie said...

Hello cardy, it's looking good your bright pink check elements quilt ! I haven't for time in my life for burgandy, bottle green or navy blue !

broderie said...

That should read ' got time in my life etc '