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

    • 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”.

    • 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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