Saturday, August 5, 2017

Trip Progress

Even though a stack of tops is building, it's too hot to quilt this week. Instead I arranged Scrappy Trips using fabric was originally intended for a long jacket/short coat. These were cut for Seminole piecing inserts and there wasn't much color variation. Basically medium to dark green, red to hot pink-red, and tan to brown, a few black strips. Mostly green. Very funky green.

Ready to create Mini Trips

I added some chartreuse and creamy whites to brighten the blocks. With  2.5" strips it only takes six to make a block. Funny. I'm so accustomed to using eight that it was difficult to limit each set.

No idea how this will turn out. Hopefully the limited color palette will evoke Audrey's beautiful Blue Plumes. That will be a trick! I admire two- and three-color quilts greatly but have never been able to actually make one.

Enjoy the day, Ann

20 comments:

  1. Ooh what a lovely start--looking forward to seeing the blocks come together--love scrappy trips..hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julie Rose. I loved these fabrics when they were cut all those years ago. After all, I was planning to wear them. So it's good to get them up and out.

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  2. Can't wait to see the finished top. I am discovering the 'joy' of creating my own pattern/idea. It's a bit scary moving things around until they are just right.

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    1. Congratulations on developing your own ideas and creating your own patterns. Our talents grow as we push them just like muscles build. Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks, Mary. These were cut to make a jacket for myself so I'm particularly fond of them. Can't believe they were lost in the stacks for so long.

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  4. There's just something about this color combination that feels joyful. Reminds me of the velvety colors and texture of roses! Thanks for the shout out! Blue Plumes was so interesting to work on and a very good challenge to boot. Will have to explore in a different color range later on perhaps.:)

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    1. Such a way with words: velvety roses. Between your charming quilts and your well written posts, no wonder we all love reading your blog. When I pulled these out I thought about adding more colors until I remembered your Blue Plumes. Completely different color set but what a fabulous way to use a very restrained fabric scheme. Thanks for inspiring all of us.

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  5. This is a really pretty set of fabrics -- I would let them be their own thing! With the great range of values you have, it's sure to look good.

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  6. The peek at the block already sewn is exciting, very rich looking. I have a dvd celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber's music, performances by actors/singers who've been in his musicals. Glen Close has two spots singing With One Look and As If We Never Said Goodbye - she's wearing the most magnificent long draped jacket, very wide sleeves which seems to be in a richly figured velvet - I can see your quilt there!

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    1. That sounds gorgeous, Maureen. I'll keep an eye out for the video.

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  7. Looking forward to seeing how you go with this restricted colour palette for your TAW blocks, it should be very effective!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. It's always a win to use what's at hand; these are already sorted and cut.

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  8. this looks a very interesting project scraps make for wonderful quilts, see Audrey is an inspiration to your too

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    1. She inspires us all, Margaret. I do love scrap quilts.

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  9. I agree that working with fewer colors makes things trickier. I love scrappy . . .

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    1. The balance of value is more obvious. Thanks, Julie.

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  10. Exciting a new start.
    Often limiting design choices/colors gets amazing results, I agree. This will be a fun project to follow.

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  11. I like this set of fabrics - it's a good balance, I think. Quite a restrained palette but plenty of variety within it. I love two/three coloured quilts too but like you can never stop myself slipping extra bits and pieces into my own work.

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