Modern Makeover UFO

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I just love the action and creativity that comes when I'm stumped and I just let go.....

Do you ever do your creative process this way. It must come from the deeper side of my quilting, the one of a kind quilts I make for clients.

Remember this quilt, really it was going nowhere fast!! 'Into the garbage' were the thoughts I had several times as I stored, refolded and buried this quilt.


I just didn't like it and that doesn't happen often. But as the desire to finish things became an obsession whilst doing the canning and harvesting of garden produce! Its amazing, it must be the awesome work done by my chiropractor! I'm feeling less pain everyday and this provides new energy.


I simply started by cutting off the four blocks surrounding the hexies.



Then came the next round of cutting, I went crazy cutting over two blocks at a time.
Then I created new fabric in a round about crazy fashion in 5 inch strips.


It was fun starting the modern conversion of this quilt. I think its the colors that threw me off. While I like these colors, they were just a bit tooo much of something for me. I could feel the delicious creative flow beginning when I started to just let go....




Once I the five inch strips were added I new right away that they needed a little more company of cream solid organic cotton from Robert Kaufmann and the mottled green colored fabric so prevalent in this piece are from Daisy Janie Fabrics.

 I used  the 8 extra hst blocks for cornerstone inspiration.


I have decided at that point to move more of the salmon, orange, blue and pink into the mix.

What do you think? 

I read all my comments would love to know what your thoughts are about the Modern Makeover?

Today I'm linking up with TNTN and Freshly Pieced

and just for more fun I'm also linked up with Sew Fresh Quilts

Don't forget, let me know what you think?








Little Houses Quilt Along

Monday, July 27, 2015

This Little Houses Quilt Along is so sweet! 


Thanks again Kaaren from The Painted Quilt blog for hosting this fun and fast houses quilt along. Apparantly, around 500 quilters are participating. What fun!


Whebn piecing I always pin close together to ensure seams line up.



And there we have the Part 1 of this quilt along. Something looks a little wonky at the bottom. I'll have to find out what's going on there.

And does anyone use Picasa Photo Editing from Google? I've just recently discovered that I had it all along! But now, I'm learning new stuff and enjoying the curve to learn how to edit your photos to improve the look.



So if you are reading this far, then you're learning that a few days ago, I had my first contact from a reader who USED my new contact form! 

Sharon, who lives down in PA was excited to learn that because she was the first reader to use this new contact form, she had won one of my newly developed "Crazy Quilting Club Kit's"

She is new to quilting and wants to be a freedom quilter playing in the world of stitching and flipping.

These kits are special and they are going to be listed soon on my developing Etsy shop! 

I told you that I was up to something all along. And the new shop is just one way that I'm letting my bliss happen. I'm making decisions that will be posted about in the coming weeks,  but for now, Sharon is the winner. 

Pop back tommorrow, I'll be posting about these new Crazy Quilting Club Kits.

Happy Quilting everyone! 

Thanks for reading and keep busy!

Houses Mystery Quilt

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

My garden has been the focus of the last while with peas, brocolli, cabbage and Saskatoon's too. But I have fussy cut out all 16 house units ready for sewing this week.

Did you read the great quilt show on Fairies and Fibers blog?

Happy Quilting everyone.

Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs