Sunday, March 3, 2013

Scrappy Trips

I finished my 24 block for the Scrappy Trips quilt. At first I found them tedious but after the first few I didn't feel that any longer.  I would probably continue to make blocks in these colors but I really don''t know what I will do with this; one thing I know for sure I do not need another quilt for my bed.
I have a fair number of short pieces left from cutting the 16 inch x 2 1/2 inch strips; I am leaning toward a piano key border. I'm not sure if I want to make another as I think I put piano keys on a lot of quilts lately. It just seems to work so well for scrappy quilts. Maybe I like it because I'm lazy and it is so easy. I will have to think about it.

I keep odds and ends of things up on my design wall. If I am trying think of what to do with something I can look at it until inspiration strikes. If nothing comes to mind and I get tired of seeing it I take it down for a while.

I've had this panel up on my design wall for a while. My friend, Kathy gave me this fabric and I cut out this section which is one repeat. It was up on my wall when I started making the scrappy trips blocks and putting them up on the wall. After I got about six blocks made and they were right above the panel, I looked at them one day and it struck me how well they went together.
I am thinking of cutting the framed motifs apart and fitting them into a bargello quilt using many of the same fabrics. I will  have to add some others in the smae colors. Here it is set on top of the blocks and it really blends in more than this photo shows. It really is yelling at me and demanding to be used with this pallet.  


Ramona said...

It does go so well and how fun that you have some Kaffe prints in there too. Those women in colorful dresses are beautiful and I agree that you should incorporate them.

kathyf said...

I love when you touch on your African roots.