Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Learning to quilt




I've been having a blast these last couple of months, playing with my old fabrics, buying new ones, and stacking them all over every flat surface available, waiting for them to tell me what they want to be.

I've also been the intrepid bargain hunter, and spending my fabric shopping time cruising the marked down fabrics at the Quilt in a Day store in San Marcos. They had a big sale in early July...30% off everything, including the bolts that were already marked down to $4 or 5 a yard.

One of those days, I found yardage designed by the Laguna Beach artist, Wyland, who is famous for his fabulous outdoor murals of whales. I found two other fabrics to accompany it...one that reminds me of kelp, one that could be loosely imagined as bubbles in water. I didn't know where to start, so I cut the one yard panel apart in three sections and have started adding these two fabrics in. I'll update when I come up with the final product. For now, it's all so new, I'm just treading in uncharted waters, hoping for a decent outcome. P.S. The four year old who will receive this quilt will have little to no interest in my piecing or quilting ability...a real bonus.

6 comments:

island sweet said...

i love what you are doing...

RuthieJ said...

I love all the colors! I'm sure it will be delightful when you're finished Martie!

dyedreams said...

Great fabric, fun colors, endless possibilities! You give me hope that I may have enough time in this lifetime to take up quilting.

Taos Sunflower said...

Yes, don't give up hope. It took me 18 years to get around to it. What's hysterical is now all my fabric is almost "vintage" (by Etsy standards, anyway)!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Been wanting to come by here for days and to email you.
Hope all is well with you. I love these fabrics and it sounds like you are having a lot of fun with your new projects.
Can't wait to see the end results.
Thanks for all the prayers and I am so happy they were answered.
Talk to you soon
Love
Maggie

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Hi Martie,
These fabrics are really going to have fun together. And the little fellow who gets the resulting quilt will be so happy. Love the visual of the fabrics spread around. It works the same way for me with fiber, fabric, beads, paints, etc. I have to see them all to get a sense of where I'm going.
Hugs,
Chris