Because I wanted to

And not because there was nothing else I should be doing 🙂

I indulged in a little improv patchwork with my growing pile of Jasmine Tea scraps.  And a little of the Fuchsia Echino birds that perfectly match my Fuchsia Tile print.  I set my machine up on the kitchen table and let Evelyn and Violet hand me scraps to sew together.  I finished it up this morning while Garrett vacuumed which was altogether a very pleasant morning.   I intended it to be a cushion cover, a one-and-done sort of project.

Echino Birds matched my fabrics perfectly- I was literally obligated to make the purchase 🙂

But since this 20×20 square did not diminish my pile of scraps at all, I am thinking it needs to become something bigger.  And so another quilt is begun.

6 thoughts on “Because I wanted to

    1. I did not use any foundation- for the tiny sections, I just started with some little triangular scraps and pieced them as best I could into rectangles, then trimmed the edges even, then started again with the bigger pieces, fitting sections together as best I could. It is such fun to sew this way once in a while, because it’s like a brain teaser to try to fit all these random scraps together without wasting any.

      On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM, Jessie Aller

  1. I took a little car ride to Patches today to buy some Jasmine Tea. I had to wait for someone else to clear away from it to be able to look it over. It does blend with a lot of other fabric. This woman bought a lot of your designs and also many others for her quilt-to-be. I was disappointed to find that they do not carry the purple colorway that you’ve been showing, but I was perfectly happy to buy some of the other colors. The saleswomen were thrilled to tell people that the designer is a” local girl”.

    1. Linda, you are too sweet! Thank you! I can’t say enough good things about the staff at Patches. They have always been so supportive of me! And I have been shopping there long before I ever started designing fabric 🙂

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