Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rainy Afternoon

Mother Nature played a trick on us! She made us get excited and think it was spring. This week it has turned back to winter. We had cold rain today and it is predicted for tomorrow and maybe Friday. What a good excuse to hide away in the sewing room. My grandsons were very cooperative today and I got to spend a couple of hours sewing. I am in a very liberated mood.

I am always interested in how others work so I thought I would show the progression of this project. I am thinking it will be a wall hanging. I have not done a wall hanging before. Do you have quilts hanging all over your house?

This was sort of the beginning. I pulled out some scraps that I had sewn together and some houses that I made and some that I made over the weekend.

I added a little bit to the left side.

I added my little star that I did over the weekend.

I realized I would need something to fill in so I used one of Gwen Marston's suggestions and made some sawtooth. I like to use similar colors for a subtle combination.

Somehow I did not like the house on the bottom right so I exchanged it for some stars and sort of flipped the right side.

So what do you think? What ever you think it was tons of fun to do. I love love working in the liberated style. As Gwen says you just work it out as you go along. That is truly what I did with this piece.


Barb said...

I think..."What fun!!!"

Paula said...

Very cute!!!

Helen said...


We are getting rain here too!! NOT that we need any after the January floods!! but still lovely sewing weather.

Have a great sewing day!

jovaliquilts said...

What an adorable quilt!! I love the style and it came out great.

Lori R said...

Love it! Dare to work small! I make (and finish) a lot more small pieces than I do bed quilts. I've decided not to feel guilty about it either. Just have fun.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I think it turned out JUST RIGHT ... lovely little quilt!

Tonya Ricucci said...

fun fun fun! loved seeing the progression. I do have quilts hanging all over my walls, but unfortunately they're all Christmas right now. must get those changed out...