Thursday, May 24, 2012

affirmation

This is a fabric pull from my stash that I was working on a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't completely sure about the color scheme, so I took the stack along with me to retreat where we discussed it. Melinda added in the garden party dot on the lower left. Unexpected, but a really good punch. I was liking it more, but still not completely sure.
 
The day after I got home from retreat I was chopping rhubarb on my aqua (or is it turquoise?) cutting board  and I realized that it was the exact color palette of my fabric pull. Exact. This delighted me to no end and I was immediately sold on the color palette. I am going to call the quilt chopped rhubarb. Isn't that a GREAT name for a quilt? I have to get around to working on it before I lose my excitement for the project. That's happened to me one too many times. I feel like I need to work faster!
Since we are on the subject of rhubarb, you should check out Cheryl's rhubarb iced tea recipe. YUM! My son has been asking for more. It is delicious! And as far as the rest of this photo is concerned, this is the spark of a new color scheme that came to me as a result of playing with scraps. Seeing this snapshot makes me realize just how thankful I am that I get to work with so much lovely fabric...even if I can't work fast enough. :)

41 comments:

Katrina said...

I love the color scheme and cannot wait to see what you come up with! :)

Karen said...

I LOVE your chopped rhubarb collection! Inspires me to take a stalk of rhubarb into my own workroom, then on to the fabric store.

Jenny said...

That's a great story and a great title!

carol said...

"Chopped rhubarb".....LOVE it!!

Linda said...

LOVE IT!

angela said...

Yes! Chopped Rhubarb is perfect!

(And I love Rhubarb pie - only get that a couple times a summer.)

QuiltyGirl said...

I really love that you try new fmq designs! I enjoy the rhythm of meander quilting sometimes, but I'm also always on the look out for new design ideas! :)

Cherie said...

Great fabric bundle and what a cool spark of inspiration =D


I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/goodie-bag-swap.html

Clair said...

I need to get cooking some rhubarb!

**nicke... said...

so pretty! love the colors and i am excited to see what you make!

bloominworkshop said...

I love rhubarb! But I am the only one around here. I can't wait to see what your Chopped Rhubarb quilt will look like.

Ebeth said...

Awesome quilt name! (I have a dog named Rhubarb, named from a British cartoon called Rhubarb and Custard:)

Have fun!

themissymom said...

Inspiration comes from the coolest stuff. Thanks for sharing!

Jess said...

I am so ridiculously jealous of that stack! It's going to be gorgeous!

Sara said...

Rhubarb for a name ah yes!! Love it!

Terriaw said...

What a cool epiphany! This fabric stack reminds me of the stack you gave to me, which I added a bold dark print from the Habitat collection, similar to that garden party polka dots. I have the fabric all cut up and ready to piece together. Can't wait to work on that project! and to see what you do with your stack.

bethanndodd said...

Absolutely delightful! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. No doubt that whatever you do with this lovely stack will be fabulous! Smiles~Beth

Anne's House said...

Chopped rhubarb is a PERFECT name! That's one of those little miracles like the ones that happen to me every day. Serendipity!

Margaret said...

With that strawberry print in there, I'd call it strawberry-rhubarb pie. Mmmm. I think I just figured out what to make for the bbq this weekend.

Cheryl Arkison said...

On my computer I would say that is turquoise. You cheeky thing!

Rachel said...

AWESOME name! Great colors! Can't wait to see more! Yeah, I could use a little "faster" in my world too.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Yes, PERFECT name and perfect colors and I am making it. haven't a clue what the pattern will be, but it can't be anything BUT fabulous with a name like that and a designer like you. Never know when or where inspiration will strike!

Annie said...

Check out my Amanda Jean inspiration...I've been making a slab

Suzanne said...

Seeing the cutting board and fabric bits just put a big smile my face. Now I have to tackle the housework in front of me. I'd rather stare at your photos.

Ali said...

Love that you drink out of a mason jar too!

tahoe34 said...

I so miss Finish It Up Fridays. I would race home from work to sit with my glass of sparkling water and look at every post. Such inspiration and fun! Love the rhubarb quilt,,makes me think of my dad who loves rhubarb pie!

SheriB said...

Chopped rhubarb? Briliant!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What a great name for a quilt! By the way, what did the actual chopped rhubarb turn into? Cobbler? I LOVE rhubarb anything!

Playing with scraps = a little bit of heaven on earth.

Cheerful Homemaker said...

The 3rd fabric from the left on the top row... Do you know what that is? I love it! I might have to look for it.

Lynn said...

Love the fabrics AND the name. It's great when things come together like that. I'm getting ideas faster than I can sew them this week too. CraZy.

Katie R said...

I always say rhubarb is my favorite color :) hopefully mine that I planted this spring will survive our more than 100 degree weekend. :) Love your picks!

Creative Lady's Enthusiastic Thoughts said...

Chopped rhubarb? yummy colors - I love the Name. can't wait to meet you finally at your book signing in River falls tomorrow...It will make up for not being able to come to the retreat early May! I was able to sign up for your #2 class also...Yea! I feel blessed....Creative Lady's Enthusiastic Thought's - Diane S

Jessica Christensen said...

Yeah, NONE of us can work fast enough. Well, I can't at least. Can't wait to see your chopped rhubarb quilt.

emedoodle said...

I love those fabrics together! They're much more "me" than most bloggers pull. :) I can't wait to see what you make of it! Also - I've been meaning to leave you a note - my bee friend Angela Went on your quilting retreat and you must have done magic because her samples look so fabulous! Thanks for sharing the beauty in quilting with all of us!

Heather said...

I like that title! I can't wait to see what you make with it.

Sarah said...

Love the color combo!...and I certainly love rhubarb. The word "chopped" feels a little hurtful to me, but that's me. Depending upon the pattern you use it might work to say Chunky or Pie or some other food...nothing personal. <3 Sarah

Flowers in the Window said...

Love the fabrics, love the colours and love the name 'chopped rhubarb'! Maggie xx

Mama Pea said...

I love rhubarb, and I love the name for your quilt!!!

Annessa said...

Love, love, love the color scheme and name!

Annalia said...

Gorgeous!

...and now I'm hungry.

quirky granola girl said...

i still love that stack!