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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Influenced by nature?

When I decide to start playing with my scraps I don't have anything in mind. I just start pulling out the scraps that look interesting and start sewing. My subconscious is evidently influenced by what is going on around me. I made these 3 blocks which I trimmed to 11.5" and I will make a table runner out of them. This piece was smaller so I trimmed it to 8.5" x 11" for another journal page.
Last spring I did some stamping on Cherrywood hand dyed fabric with a copper metallic paint. I have had these laying on my cutting table thinking I was going to use them on some of the journal covers that I made in Aug. and Sept.
I decided one of the coneflower pieces looked good on the journal page.
There were 3 programs in a row on TV last night so I decided to go ahead and finish it while watching/listening. It may need beads or buttons but I will decide that later.
Here it is in the line up with the 2 that I made and posted about last year in Sept./Oct.
Maybe someday I will end up with 12 of these for all of the months of the year but so far all of my ideas have come in the fall.
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Dad had his nose cauterized again so we will have a follow up visit in 2 weeks. We were able to get him right in for a hair cut on the way home so we are all ready for the reunion today.

12 comments:

Hannele said...

They are all so beautiful, hopefully you get round to doing the whole year ;-)

patstudio said...

great great inspiration. can i have some. inspiration i mean.

hetty said...

Those blocks will make a nice table runner and your journal covers are beautiful.

karenfae said...

the journal covers are really neat - in my mind very unusual and unique!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Vivian said...

I read no one else's blog where random, casual combining of fabrics results in such mouth-dropping results. You're a true artist, Wanda. These last 3 together do indeed look like the start of a full year's display.
Totally lovely.

imquilternity said...

I love your latest journal page (or is it a cover? It's absolutely gorgeous and the stamped piece was the just the touch it needed. What will you do with these pages/covers?

Purple Pam said...

Your journal covers are so colorful. It is a great way to use up those odds and ends. Hope you and your father have a good time at the reunion.

Sherrill said...

I LOVE those journal covers and think I must make a few for friends! My FAVORITE copper metallic stamped piece is the leaf-I'm gonna hafta give that a try as well.

Vicky F said...

Wow Wanda,
Random, mindless piecing turns up all sorts of beauty! I bet you could use some of your bird or flowers on the front porch photos for a summer-themed journal page.
vicky F

QuiltSue said...

They are beautiful, I specially like the most recent one.

Glad your father's been sorted out again. Have a godd time with the family.

Sue said...

I LOVE the crazy, scrappy, orangy log cabin blocks, Wanda! You are the QUEEN of color mixing! I hereby crown you with a quilted tiara.

Anonymous said...

Every time I see another of your journal covers. I think ... why don't I just set down and make a few myself. They are all small scale works of art. I agree they reflect mother nature right now. Just gorgeous.

J~MT