Thursday, November 4, 2010

Something different

You know how it is when you are trying to find just the right piece of fabric, and you know that you have it and you just can't find it anywhere. So you look three times in every plastic tub you own, rummaging through bits and pieces, stacking and unstacking crates - and you still can't find it, and it has to be somewhere, so you do it again, sleep on it , give up, decide you'll have to buy something else but you can't find what you want because that bit you thought you had was just so perfect, so you have one last search, and it isn't there and in frustration you give up, turn around , open a cupboard - and wham - there it is! Is it magic, punishment, or something else that I just don't have a word for?

Well while I was going through the above, I also found this.

Forgot I had it pretty much, but while it was out I thought I'd take a photo for you Kathie, because it's on a plain background - sure it is quite a strong yellow, but plain nevertheless. It is the centre of the Trundle Quilt (a pattern by Karen Cunningham) which I started the year I was in Sydney (2000). It has been brewing and at just the right time it will be ready to come out again to be finished.

In the meantime, I have just been continuing on with Sallie Ann, I'm a little bit further on now from when the photo was taken.

I'm enjoying it very much - except now I'm coming to a few fabric decisions that I know will cause me to faff around for some time.

Thanks for all your comments about starting and finishing. It seems like everybody prefers to start things rather than finish, but also appreciate the satisfaction of finishing a major piece of work. Me too, I'm glad we all think so much alike!

Thanks so much to all of you who have made comments about my quilt DNQTTT (either my version or the others). It means a lot to me since this is my first attempt at designing. It is not currently available as a pattern, since as you know I am a full time+ worker and mum, and it takes time to produce a pattern, and I don't have much of that. But if I do decide to do it (and it is possible) I will certainly let you know here first.

Here is my slightly crooked picture of it in situ. It was actually made for that spot and it really looks good there. It doesn't photograph well though. The stripeyness of the background is much more pronounced in photos, it's more subtle in real life (see I'm not telling the truth again - there isn't anything subtle about this quilt at all). And oh yes - I'm thinking about doing another more traditional version (telling the truth or not?). But perhaps not this year.

Oh and if you haven't seen the photos of Quilts in the Barn, do have a look here where Linda has got a fabulous virtual quilt show in progress. And if you decide to make a contribution to breast cancer research do let her know, so she can add it to the tally. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

I hope the sun is shining where you are.




Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous work as always Deb! You are making progress. I am glad that you have naughty Borrowers too...hiding fabric then returning it as a surprise!

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Oh yes, i have hunted for days knowing i have a particular fabric, only to find it when i've stopped looking for it! Your surprise find is amazing, I love it Deb. Gorgeous work here as always xo

antique quilter said...

oh wow a plain background on one of your quilts, I am shocked! LOL
what a wonderful pattern can't wait to see what else goes on that quilt, I haven't seen one of those KC quilts I don't think....hope you finish it someday.
YOUR quilt looks wonderful hanging there wow am I ever impressed. Mine will be more traditional, now don't tell me your surprised!
I was in Lancaster on Tuesday and looked for background fabric for a few of Di's quilts, didn't find anything I really liked...will keep looking.

Caron at Michigan Quilts said...

I love your top quilt! That is stunning!

Teresa Rawson said...

It was serendipity that you found that beautiful work in progress...thans for sharing it with us!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Lori said...

How could you ever leave the gorgeous trundle center in a box? It's fantastic!!
How nice you found your perfect fabric. It's so funny when we have a certain idea in our head- we know what we want!!

Deb said...

Your quilt top is absolutely beautiful. I can't imagine ever leaving it in a box and forgetting it!!

Karen said...

I like all the circle blocks this quilt has. A very food piece.

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