Saturday, January 24, 2009

Picnic anyone?

This is the scene where my parents live. I wish I had taken the pictures while the snow was really fluffy. It has been settling for a week now, still undisturbed except for a few bird footprints. Look what came out of this eruption of scraps. It still needs binding.
I had an idea I wanted to try for the strips between vertical rows, so what better way to try it than on a small piece. If you think it looks narrower at the bottom, it is.Here is a closeup of the quilting. I did ditch quilting first and then came back and added the 3 rows of purple stitching. That strip of soft beige/yellow was too wide and plain and needed something to balance it with the rest of the piece. It was 1 degree when I got up this morning. I think it sounds like a good day to quilt a quilt.

21 comments:

Carmen Rose said...

Very pretty and the three rows of purple quilting really complete it!

hetty said...

Your eruption was a thing of beauty just as I predicted! I love the three rows of quilting. Great idea to balance things out.

Vicki W said...

Ohhh, I like that! Brrrrr.....1 degree. Glad I live in VA.

elpf said...

Love it! I don't know why, but this one really appeals to me. Our snow too is beginning to look less fluffy and we're not even supposed to get more this weekend!

Jackie said...

Great idea, make it small first! I love the results and the quilting really adds to it. I agree, good day to stay in and quilt... enjoy!

karenfae said...

Too cold for me. Love how you made use of your scraps. I need to do something like that with some of mine and get some of stash used up.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

verobirdie said...

Beautiful eruption! I like the result and it gives me idea, for one day I need to keep me busy and achieve something dynamic.

Pat said...

I think I'll take a raincheck on the picnic, okay? LOL Love this little quilt you did. I AM going to get to work on my batik fabrics and make them into a quilt for ME someday soon.

Anonymous said...

Great Saturday Showing ! Those vertical strips add to the fun of this piece. Love the purple, it pulls out every microscopic tint of purple in almost every piece of fabric.

J~MT

LC said...

Those three rows are a great idea. One time I used a double needle and put a wavy row of quilting using the machine's setting for a wavy line. It looked great but I forgot about that little trick. Thanks for the reminder... the quilting can do more than hold the sandwich together!

jovaliquilts said...

I love your vertical sashing! Very clever.

Catherine said...

What a great result -- those 3 lines of purple stitching is a super idea!

Very very cold here -- and I'm staying in!!

candyschultz said...

I can't imagine a better eruption.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda, Great use of scraps, but it's the
quality of the SCRAPS.What a beautiful result!
Stay warm.jmh

meggie said...

Your scraps are so lovely!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

You amaze me!

PaigeAlaine said...

I was just wondering what to do with all my scraps...you've inspired me to pull them out and start piecing them every which way! Great idea to add the purple lines really balanced it out.

Jean said...

Interesting...what were you trying out that it came out smaller at one end? I think it is barely noticeable...I don't know that I would have noticed it if you wouldn't have said it.

Vicky F said...

Slightly off-kilter but keeps the eye moving. Very nice.
Didn't you say at one time that you generally take a slice off all the fabric you have to get this nice a selection of "scraps"?
Vicky F

Vicky F said...

Slightly off-kilter but keeps the eye moving. Very nice.
Didn't you say at one time that you generally take a slice off all the fabric you have to get this nice a selection of "scraps"?
Vicky F

Wanda said...

You're right...the 3 rows of purple stitching really sets it off! Beautiful...as always!