Wednesday, August 08, 2012

on the edge

This is one of my 15 wips.
It was an avoidance project.
You know the type...
a project that was at the absolute bottom of the priority list,
which also means that it was the most appealing.
The idea for this quilt came while I was water color painting with my kids.
It was super easy to translate into fabric,
and fun to piece, too.
I love the colors together!
pinks, oranges and yellows from scraps and stash
aqua solid is ocean mist from connecting threads
size: 59" x 74"

29 comments:

Gill said...

Fabulous colours!
I love it!

Foolish Feathers said...

I agree, great color choices! And way to get going on the project!

Terriaw said...

Cool project! I adore that background color, and the bright pops of color. Dude, this is so modern!

Cherie said...

A simple yet effective pattern =D

Di~ said...

Love it! and I love that you live on the edge! Why everything you touch is just awesome!? seriously, seems like you speak to me, and I know to a lot of other people.

Mommarock said...

Oh My Gosh! 15~~ I thought I was naughty with two!

Jenny said...

my newest favorite quilt ever!!

Kukliki said...

Aaaaah!
Felt in love!
So elegant!

emedoodle said...

ah I know that sort of project. I like your terminology "avoidance project". It's so lovely and it tells me that Ocean Mist is exactly the color I need from Connecting Threads! :) Thanks as always for the beautiful inspiration!

Michele said...

Beautiful! Just love the colors!

Sarah Craig said...

So cute!! What a great idea for a simple yet striking quilt!! Thanks for sharing....

Suzanne said...

I Know exactly what you mean about the avoidance project and the appeal. They scream like sirens! This was worth it though. Can't wait to see it quited.

claudey said...

Pretty! I look forward to seeing how you quilt it. :)

ktquilts said...

You nailed it with explaining the project doo-doo list conundrum! Every time I make a list...those become the projects I least want to work on!

Amazing color choices! Love them, and I always appreciate that you share your solid colors. Connecting Threads solids are some of the softest I have touched!

Francine said...

So cool! If I'd make it, it would be called "on edge" cause that's me LOL. I love connecting threads too!

LimeRiot said...

I really like this! The colors are so lovely and bold. Good for you for digging to the bottom of the WIP pile.

Tara said...

It's great! Different than I had pictured, but not by much at all! Talk tomorrow?

daiseyjayne said...

Love the colors and pattern, so cheerful!

Random Thoughts Tracy said...

Very modern and lovely and scrappy and delightful! Such great color combinations...can't wait to see it all finished up... love it!

Katrina said...

I love this! Sounds like a great project to do with the kiddo.

Clair said...

Like the stripes. :)

Carolyn said...

i love it!!

Mama Pea said...

I love the colors and simplicity of it, too. Great open areas for some awesome quilting!

Chicago Alice said...

Great top! Simple but a lot of impact. And all my favorite colors - yum. One order to Connecting Threads coming up. (Thanks for letting us know you have 15 WIP - sometimes I think I'm the only procrastinator in quiltland.)

Anonymous said...

All your work is beautiful, you keep us inspired!! Have a question - what's the difference between UFOs and WIPs. Is there a time line somewhere? Because I need it. Thanks

Claire Jain said...

I love it! These colors are so playful and make me think how awesome summer is!

Donna said...

Great use of scraps. Can't wait to see how you quilt that large open aqua space. Maybe waves.

sharon said...

Hi amanda jean i am really enjoying your blog and wanted to share the blessing it has been to me. I came across a book a few months ago that i fell in love with.
I seldom buy any quilting books but after getting to view the extra images on the connecting threads site i knew i had to have it.
It has been beside my bed and is my special treasure to read at night and dream on.
Then i find out you have a blog----- talk about win
win.
You see, four years i suddenly became very ill with auto immune disease. I was employed part time
And very active with working wth the women and
Youth at my church and enjoying my family that
includes three wonderful grandboys.
As the disease progressed i had to leave my job as the severe and chronic fatigue made it impossible
To continue.
Sewing has always been a part of my life and so it was a perfect fit to attempt quilting.
I started out with applique, crazy me and soon was
Unable to hand sew and cut the intricate shapes it required due to pain.
I now have a new love-modern quilting and your
Designs in your book are projects that i can take
My time and realistically expect to finish. I am so excited and i am working on quilts for my grandboys.
I work slow, sometimes only an hour or so a day,
But i am making tracks and i wanted you to know
It has given me something creative to lose myself in, and has helped me to adapt to this big change in my life.
I wonder if there are others like myself who could use a creative outlet to help them deal with the
Adjustment to living with chronic illness and suc umbing to the depression and isolation that is so much a part of it. I apologize for the lengthy post. It was on my heart but i wanted you to know you have made this difference. God bless and your family. A slow but persistent admirer, sharon

donna from canada said...

Just wanted to tell you that of the several "modern quilt " books I have bought only 2 were worth buying. One of them was yours. Beautiful and full of inspiration. I will enjoy it for years to come.
Thank you
Donna