I had a productive day in the studio yesterday. After a pretty rough day at work on Friday, I could barely wait to get home to some quilty peace. Friday afternoon I managed to pick up a bit in the studio in the hopes that it would give me some inspiration. It did not, but that's okay, I managed to find my inspiration in some tiny scraps that I almost tossed not so long ago.
Since they were already cut into basically same size rectangles, I stitched them together into two strips. After sewing them to a light mint green fabric, I discovered the piece was too long and narrow for an AAQI quilt, so I cut that in half and played with it until I was happy and it was almost the right size.
A few minutes of quilting and in no time at all, I had a cute little quilt. I wanted a little more surface embellishment, so while adding the binding, I tucked in some bias pieces to form a piping and a couple of yellow loops. Then I added a few beads and more of the yellow piping to repeat the scrolls that I'd quilted into the sashing.
I spent more time on the final embellishments than on most of the quilt, but now that it's finished, I'm not so sure I like it. What do you think? Removing the scrolls would be very easy....just a few snips of the couching threads, so I may just snip away. I haven't shown the quilt to anyone yet, so we'll see what everyone thinks. Feel free to include your voice with a comment. I'd really like to know what you think. If they need to come off, then off they will come. It's that simple!
I also managed to begin working on a tee shirt quilt for an LSU student. I got the commission through a mutual friend. I'm hoping to find out a little more about him or her so I can add some personal touches to the quilt. All the pieces are cut into squares, all that's left is to trim them down to a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
I also bought and cut black fabric for sashing while we were in Lafayette for a birthday party for one of the grandchildren. I can take only so many minutes of Chuck E Cheese's, so I found my way to Jo-Ann Fabrics. While there, I found this darling little polka dot fat quarter piece. I bought two in the hopes that I can think of a cute project for them. That shouldn't be too difficult, right? Just look at the darling piece. Isn't it pretty and bright? I think it wants to be a cute little bag, let's see.