Wandaful Quilts

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

A humbling day...........

I had this great idea.  I pulled out this leaf print and one the Brandon Mably prints and did a little bordered square, 3 times.






My first idea was to turn under 1/4" on all sides and applique it to strip piecing that had already been quilted.  That should be easy, right?  Well 2 tries later I still have a wonky applique, so I have to call this one my humble piece.  I thought I could do it.......





It was such a pretty piece of strip piecing too.  I probably won't sell this one. 







On the next one I pieced the square into the notebook cover.
That worked better.












This stripe is one of the Brandon Mably fabrics too.  I haven't used the third bordered square yet.





Then I used a wonky log cabin square that was a leftover and added some batik fabrics to it for the back and inside flaps.











I like this one.  Of course I like any of my crazy pieced and wonky log cabin squares made of batik fabrics.  I love piecing with crooked strips.




I had one more strip pieced Kaffe fabric section that I made into my final journal cover last night.  I did the wavy line quilting again on this one with red thread.







This was a simpler one to make but I like it just as well as the others.  So it was a good sewing day, a humbling day that not everything turns out as anticipated.

25 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

You could prolly sell it to me! I'd be tickled to own a "Wanda." How much?

Eva said...

Wonderful work, Wanda! Even the humble piece is charming.

karenfae said...

I like all of them. We are always our own worst critic.
Where do you sell your items at? I hadn't seen a etsy store link on your page.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jackie said...

They are all beautiful! But I especially like the bordered leaves. They are just a little bit different from the ones that you have been making, unique! I have been enjoying seeing all these journal covers.

crazylegs said...

I love all your journal covers. Where do you sell them?

Kathy said...

I have been eyeing up your journal covers too and didn't realize you might sell them. If you are selling them, I'd like to buy one!

Needled Mom said...

I wish that my "humbles" looked as beautiful as yours!!!

Maria said...

I would be over the moon to have your humble one. It is gorgoeous.

Connie said...

They are all beautiful and I probably like your Humble piece the best. Thanks for sharing.

Nifty Quilts said...

These are all so beautiful, like little art quilts.

A Quilter Awakens said...

Extremely beautiful!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Cut yourself some slack, if you hadn't said anything I doubt anyone would have noticed! It's a pretty block.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I think your humble piece looks great. Go ahead and sell it. It is lovely.

Char said...

I think they all look great!

Patty said...

Your humble piece is wonderful. I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out. Just call it wonky!!

mary keasler said...

LOVE the leaf. That is wonderful

Anonymous said...

I love the leaf fabric and then your framing around it makes a journal cover that one would want to just put on the coffee table. Maybe use for a guest book.

It has been such fun to watch your journal covers grow.

J~MT

dls said...

Love the leaf!!! Good choice!

Vivian said...

Sometimes the little thumbnail photos that accompany a new blog posting are deceiving. I thought you had paper pieced long rows of triangles. I didn't realize it was the fabric design till I read your post. Great fabric choice for a border, and the leaf fabric is so dramatic.
I vote with all the others who really like your humble cover.

Linda M said...

I love the bordered leaf, Wanda. At first I thought you had pieced the triangles in the border but then I realized how tiny they were, LOL. They add a lovely touch to your covers.

Linda

Jean said...

I think the leaf cover is pretty. We are too critical of ourselves sometimes, don't you think?

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Wanda, you make me laugh. Your "failures" look so much better than a lot of my "successes"!

Judy said...

I love the color combinations that you work with! Vibrant! I like the quilting design that you chose.

Merry Christmas,
Judy

Cindy said...

I love seeing your journal covers. They are so inspiring! I can't wait to try one...after the holidays. I too, like some of the other commenters, thought you had pieced those tiny triangles!

nancyc20 said...

Oh I love this idea of journal covers! And the little quilts, too....I read way back about those. I'm so inspired about all the color! Thank you so much!!! And I just read a quote from you about using up our most favorite fabric pieces and not leaving them for an estate sale. Thank you so much. I'm going to start acting on that immediately !!! :)