Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mojo working

My mojo has been working overtime this week. First of all Monday was my birthday and although I had a quiet day it was very nice. I had a very enjoyable day. My grandsons gave me a bag with the appropriate monogram "NANA". Just think of all the neat things I can carry around with this bag.

My aunt sent me some dot fabric. She knows I have an obsession with dots!! I have no idea how I will use these but I surely will.

I thought I had my mind made up about what I was going to do with this next quilt. I made this square and it just did not speak to me at all. I don't know what it was but I just could not go with this.

I went to Gwen Marston's Liberated Quilting for some ideas and inspiration. Her pinwheels really appealed to me. This is a great technique and really goes together fast.

I made a square or two. I really wanted to use this print with the balls. I decided to use the print and some solids, primary colors. I wanted to combine the pinwheels and 4 patch. The pinwheels and 4 patch are a natural combination.

This was my first arrangements. I thought lets go totally random. My orderly mind just could not handle all this randomness. Lets put a little order, not much but just a little.

I decided to put the 4 patch on the outside and the pinwheels on the inside. This is my first arrangement on my design wall. It is so helpful to be able to put it up and see what it will look like.

I put it all together this afternoon and I am very pleased with how it looks. Totally liberated and unplanned. I guess sometimes it is better to wing it and see what happens. Notice how the yellow from the 4 patch and the yellow from the pinwheel sort of "bleed" into each other. I love those unexpected little things.


Quilt Pixie said...

very fun -- I love how you used the dots for some of the pinwheels and also for backgrounds of more pinwheels... very effective :-)

Julia said...

looks and happy, love the pinwheels..
Julia ♥

Sharon said...

This looks great! I like the organized random you've created. Very liberated!

I've been tempted by Gwen's pinwheels too. They look like fun!

Sharon said...

Oh, I forgot to mention: Love the tote bag. It looks like fabric draped all over the chairs....hee hee!

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