Monday, November 16, 2015

dot your i's...making progress

After a bit of a break from this quilt, I'm back at it and it feels good! This one is all about the process. I mean, I'm sure I'll like and use the quilt when it's done....but having a hand stitching project at the ready is essential for my sanity these days! (I can use all the sanity I can get! Ha!)
I started off with scraps from Denyse Schmidt's first two lines of fabric...flea market fancy and Katie Jump Rope, which dictated the color scheme. It's an interesting color mix and it's somewhat brighter than I expected it to be, but that's ok! I've been adding in a few other random prints for variety, but slowly as to not upset the current balance. It's funky and fun and I really like it!
 
For more specifics about the quilt, you can read this post.
 
Happy Monday to you!

26 comments:

Leanne Parsons said...

I really love this! It does look bright, quirky and fun :)

Shasta Matova said...

Love the circles, and the bright and colorful fabrics. This is going to be an awesome quilt.

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Your i-dots make me smile :-)

KaHolly said...

Loving it. I, too, have set self up with a similar, portable hand project. There's something about the process, from selecting the fabrics to going through each step. It's relaxing and rewarding. And there for grabbing those few, inbetween minutes to sew. You can pick it up, set it down, carry it with you.......a perfect project!

Jennifer said...

What a fun quilt! I like that you can take just a few blocks with you when you're travelling so it's not ever too overwhelming! I guess I'll have to get the book!

Suzanne said...

Portable sanity. That's what this project is all about.

Melissa Corry said...

So loving this!!!

Diane Beavers said...

Amanda Jean, Dotting I's can drive one insane haha. I love Row 5
and the 5th one over...looks like a frog w/it's bulging eyes, only in yellow w/orange eyes (I see it's actually a Daisy print).
Thanks for sharing, I too like bright!
DIane

P.S. I'm scouring stores for the size 35 Knitting needles so I can start a rag rug w/all those selvages I've been keeping locke up and a portable project is needed:)


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Lara B. said...

This is sooo cool Amanda Jean! Love the mix of brights on the low volume background.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Love how this taking shape. Maybe you should throw a strip in there to be the "i" I have never done a hand pieced project but the more I see of them the more I'm thinking about it. Too bad I wasn't quilting much when my kids were little. I would have gotten a lot done during all those sports and dance practices.

margaret said...

you say you really like it well I really like it too!

Karen said...

This looks like a huge paintbox--what a beauty!

Happy Quilts by Mrs Patch said...

Keep going! Fantastic!!
Love.

katyquilts said...

I just love this! Beautiful!

Lisa J. said...

Beautiful!

roxi said...

its Wonderful!!!

Katie said...

I love your quilt!! The colors are fantastic!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a fun quilt, portable and easy to pick up & put down as time permits. And a great way to showcase those yummy Denyse S. favourite fabrics!

gibbygoo56 said...

Looks like candy! I love it!

Clare Moore said...

This is going to be such a fantastic quilt. It makes my fingers itch to start one too, but got to get some more ufos done first. Lol

amy smart said...

I am in love with this AmandaJean!

Tracybug Creative said...

I'm not sure but seeing these photos makes me want to yell "BINGO" HAHA... I love it though!

Julie Bagamary said...

Such a fun piece.

Live a Colorful Life said...

So many precious fabrics in this quilt!

Colourful Cottage said...

Ooooh that is beautiful!

Denise Russell said...

This quilt is looking wonderful...