Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Summer Dreams!

I decided to clean up my sewing room over the weekend. Of course, then came the domino effect! While cleaning I found all the left over scraps from my Ferris Wheel quilt.

I had also started a 15 Minutes Play with some of the leftovers. But still had enough left to create whole another quilt.

The cleaning went out the door..  I cleared the sewing table with one swipe and decided to answer the call  of my creative energy.  

 It needed to let loose..
 


I had just enough of those triangle scraps left to make four fans.. Even though I am planning on appliqueing centers on each of these, I have decided that these deserves to be fans.. 
They have a certain kind of movement to them as if they are whirling! 

Besides, It has been too cold.. 
I am dreaming of hot summer day and the red background is pretty hot and keeping me warm.  



I believe that often times a quilt 'happens' because it wants to. 
Do you believe in that? 
What it takes to make the quilt is immaterial. It is almost as if I become the instrument when it wants to come to life..

I still have my red and green on the design wall. Isn't it funny how I am gravitated towards reds right now?  


This quilt was inspired by all the red and green quilts that were floating in blogland over the month of December. I decided to do my own version of it. Slowly and steadily, it will grow.
 There are lots of new details to put in this and 'Summer Dreams'.

As they say, "If you are dreaming, why not dream big?"

So, Dream away.. Big or Small,
We know it will be warm and cozy when that dream comes true!

37 comments:

  1. Oooh, both fine quilts! Is the red fabric in the background of ferris wheels pieced? I love the counterpoint of the green in the second top. It's perfect.

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  2. After a long day and a lot of sewing...these are just so gorgeous, you make me want to go back and sew some more. Lovely and great, great fun!!!

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  3. Great fun quilts..... I really need to clean my studio...

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  4. looks great! I love it when those "bits' just have to be used! love the red with green... yum!

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  5. WOW, HOW NOW BROWN COW! What I meant to say was, "HOLY COW!" these are wonderful. I giggled when I read your allusion to red and green because my project today is primarily red and I love it!!! Thanks for posting, I have missed your inspiration!!! Love, Em

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  6. It must be the way the planets are aligned as I too seem to be drawn to red too. But I'm being stalked by green.

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  7. Ooooh, wonderful! Those red wheels are especially fab and I love your take on red & green!

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  8. I definitely believe that some quilts are the boss and just say "make me", especially the ones that are made from leftovers from another quilt. I love your fan blades and of course I love red!

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  9. Both are spectacular! Can't wait to see more.

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  10. Both wonderful! Your unconventionaly red and green is good for all the year!
    nichi

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  11. love love love them both. fabulous!!!!

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  12. Yes sometimes you need to just go with it! Love it.

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  13. Love the left overs...look like huge funky flowers to me! How about some lovely leavesfrom your beautiful left over greens!

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  14. LOVE the scrappy fans on red project!!!!!

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  15. Love those fans. the red makes such a rich background. i believe that sometimes quilts just happen because they want to!! It's great seeing the red/green quilt again, it really is special!!

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  16. I love them both! I also love how the creative energy just had to let loose and so much for the tidying up!

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  17. Your ferris wheel project is just wonderful! So lively and the movement is fantastic.
    Love your red and green as well - that border is a winner on that.

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  18. Whirling fans, how fun!! The bright red does remind me of hot Indian summers... Very cute :-)
    Your red and green quilt is magical! You have a way with colors!

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  19. I can't decide which I like more - the red fans or the red and green. They're both great!

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  20. So glad that you went with it, the Ferris Wheel is just beautiful!! Love the bright and bold colors.

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  21. love both of these and well WHAT is better then red and green quilts????

    oh my just love those ferris wheels would look great hanging in my sewing room :)
    hope all is well and getting ready for the next bunch of snow tonight????
    Kathie

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  22. Both of your quilts are scrapilicious! Such a fun energy to them both.
    I'd love to be a mouse in the corner and watch you work. :)

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  23. First time to pop in to your blog - your work is amazing!! I'll be back.

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  24. I just love the red, my favourite colour and I love the improvisational piecing, it's fantastic and the fact that it's made of scraps is so inspiring.

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  25. Sujata, these are both stunning!
    ; )

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  26. So Beautiful ...& full of summer...dreams. Thanks for the summer warmth!

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  27. Wow those are such great blocks!! So interesting and exploding with color.

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  28. You always seem to invent new ways to use up those scraps. Always an inspiration. Although I love red, at the moment I am thinking blues and greens because it's hot down here and the hottest month is still to come.

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  29. The red in this quilt really shows the motion in the ferris wheels!

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  30. You have an awesome vision! Love the quilts!

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  31. The best quilts are the ones that call out from within to be made! The ones where every decision is a struggle never turn out as well. Beautiful work!

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  32. I enjoyed your post. I believe the materials often decide the finished product and almost always change from my initial thoughts. It doesn't make a lot of sense for me to buy patterns or even speculate on all the materials while in a shop because those things usually make it into the stash while other bits call out to be used. I say my bags usually make themselves. Cherrie

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  33. Very cool stuff going on at your house. Love all the red!

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  34. Great works in progress! So much energy and life to them!

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