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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

How Do You Like Them Apples !?!

I have a confession to make.  I think I am a work-a-holic.  I got MAJOR progress on my show entry.  It's a wearable and after all the fine details I put into it, it was time to add the lining and then flip the whole thing right-side-out.  I was terrified. 

more of what I'm not showing you yet

I think I held my breath the entire morning.  I am so scared of messing up!  I have two more weeks and I couldn't stand the stress.  I called up Flo (Butterfly Quilting) and in a panic I asked, "Flo!  You gotta help me!  What does understitch as far as possible mean!?"  I swear, I put myself on the steepest learning curves possible.  Flo came over and explained it in a sentence.  She lives nice and close, but was on her way to the other side of town.  I thanked her, then finished off a glass of apple cider (XXX).  I looked around the sewing room, put the cause of stress aside, and made this.  It took me 2 afternoons and that includes the time spent planning, cutting, and pressing.  Please excuse the stray threads...

beautiful fall day: super sunny and super windy

It's made of left-over solids from the quilt I have on the cover of A Needle Pulling Thread (Summer).  I love those colors!  They are so '70s.  As for the prints, I passed by a bundle of them at a department store (HOW EMBARRASSING) and I just had to pick them up.  I knew they were the perfect colors!  Lucky me... gee, I should know better than to buy fabric without swatches in hand.  But it worked!  WHEW.  It's just for me.  It was a well needed divergence; a real no-brainer project.  I know exactly how I will quilt it, and I can't wait!  ;  )


I suppose I just needed to get this baby out of my system.  : ) Woohoo!  Feels good, and it's all for me.  How do you like them apples!?


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love those bright sunny colors! Won't that be a ray of sunshine on a gloomy January day?
I too am looking forward to some mindless piecing after the stress of completing my show entries.
Can't wait to see yours :)
OK, now I'm going to have a glass of "cider".
Joyce

felicity said...

Lovely lovely progress!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Too funny!! And your wearable entry is going to be amazing! I think the diversion was a good idea...as well as the cider ! Sometimes you need to take a break and come back fresh. And what a great quilt top..love the fall colors!

Linda Coleman said...

what great colours Monika, they really work well together

elle said...

Looking great. Luv the aqua peek and those colours are all about a 70's fall!

LynCC said...

What a gorgeous left-over quilt!

Sheila said...

I love it , it has a great fall color to it . Still waiting to see that project , it sounds wonderful

Annaliese said...

This was made with your scraps??? Wowzers. I adore it, beautiful work!

The Thompsons said...

What beautiful fall colors - it looks great!

PrairiePeasant said...

Your secret is very intriguing! I look forward to the reveal. I don't think of those colours as 70's at all--just beautiful fall colours in my book--and a beautiful quilt you've made with them!

Lisa Ann said...

Wow, I love the colors, of your quilt top, too! Looks very fall to me. I love the pattern as well, nicely done!

Leanne said...

Sounds to me like you are having great fun making the wearable art and that you have the best of friends! Lovely quilt top too!

MDH said...

Monika, are you selling this quilt? It's just what I would like from what we talked about before... the colours are wonderful. Please let me know if it will work, etc. Thanks!! Beautiful! And, I sure love your photos!!

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