Saturday, March 13, 2010

SATURDAY DILEMMAS...


I have lots of orange...I don't know why, but I do...like the song says. I made this block on the right one day while trying to figure how to use up dots that were left over. But as usual, the cuttings took on a life of their own and I ended up with this one. I like the block, can't remember how I got it, but it's just too orange.
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When I first started quilting, I made the quilt on the right
(with a 9 X 12 cutting board) and I still have so many of
the little orange squares left over, so I thought
that today I would use them up. I have lots of squares
left so I put together some of the fabrics I thought I would use up and see if I could do something.

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Actually, it proved harder than I thought and I had to consult the mathematician in the family to figure out the green squared triangles that I thought I wanted to use.

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Since I had orange blocks, I also had orange flowered print that I've had for ages, and thought I would put the orange from my first quilt in the centre, use up the green fabric.
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Well as you can see the creative juices weren't in sinc with the practical uses of fabric.
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The orange in the centre is awful in real life. So I called the person in this family who really can see colour as it is and asked....Nope, it doesn't go he said.
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So then I laid it out this way and he was happy with it and also putting the white triangles to the centre block was more to his liking.
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So, no orange stash used up. I'm not doing what I set out to do, which was to copy my grandmother's block that I restored last year remember?
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I have no idea what the one my
grandmother made is called. But the idea was to make a quilt similar.
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The orange stash will be used somewhere else. I just don't know if I like this enough to make a quilt out of it.
You know, the colours are nice, but it doesn't "sing" .
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It's a crappy day anyway, so I may go back and create something else to bore you with.
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Something good did happen today though, one of the blogs I follow turns out to be practically a neighbour, about 5 minutes from me...Quilting in Cyberspace...now isn't that something?
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How many of us ever meet? It all started when she mentioned a favorite area restaurant and I thought "what the h?" So I emailed and we now know where we live....and we will meet soon to have coffee. How good is that? Other than Helen my cottage buddy, I don't know anyone from around here that quilts.
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The Para Olympics are on and we are watching. Amazing what these athletes do! Truly inspiring.











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