Piecing

I’ve been string piecing this long strip of scraps to make a throw quilt. Quilting is always a problem for me because there are about 400 choices to make in the process, so I often become overwhelmed with indecision. But I’ve just decided that I’m going to sew now and decide if I like it later. We’ll see where it goes next.

31 comments to Piecing

  • beautiful pic! and that’s the hardest part for me most of the time – the deciding. 🙂

  • Wow! I’m pretty sure you’re going to love this! I’m the same way … so many way to go with a quilt that when I’m ready to start a new one I’m stuck. You’ve inspired me though and I’m just going to sit down and start sewing.

  • Lovely work!
    Beautiful colours and a lovely quality photo!

  • I know.. do these go together? do I even like this? Ahhh… For what its worth, I think the fabrics you picked look fun and playful and I’m sure it will turn out great!

  • I really often sew like this. It’s a great pleasure to put strips in different or in simular colours together and after that to decide what to do with.
    I often make purses and bags of this piece of fabric, and the size will be decided by the size of the new fabric.
    So good luck to you to find the right inspiration.
    Greetings from germany
    Kathrin

  • this is exactly why I freak about quilting/patchwork anything! I just made my first patchwork something (a pillow cover) and I really had to learn to ‘let go’!

  • rae

    what a fun photo! i like your new approach to quilting. 😉

  • Amy

    I really need to develope this just do attitude with most things. I put so much thought into what I want to do that not much ends up getting done!

  • Laura Bozzolo

    I just love this photo. Does taking interesting photos of your work in progress help you to stay inspired?

  • Beth Lehman

    hands down, that is my problem, too. each time I start something I spend more than 2x what time it takes to make it just thinking about it… wondering… INDECISION!

  • I can’t take the pressure of a pattern and all the decision making and matching…somehow jus throwing together what you already own seems to come out so much nicer, and much more YOU. i love this, keep gong!

  • It looks great! It always looks good when you wing it!

  • THAT is a beautiful photo.

  • I’m in love with that picture.

  • I love the photography choice. If it is any indication of your artistic-ness, I’m sure the quilting will be lovely as well.

  • Man, I always have the same problem with quilting. Which is probably why I’ve finished very few quilts in my life. But I absolutely love what you’re working on here. Love the colors. Love that it’s so long. Love it on the stairs. Love love love.

  • Well, I’ve already decided _I_ like it! 🙂

  • lori

    what a great picture! Now don’t let it run out the door.

  • Suzanne

    That’s a great photo! I had a 5 yard strip of fabric sewn that I photographed this week but the best idea I had was to lay it on the floors. the stairs! Now there’s a V-8 moment. Good luck on your spontaneous decisions and what will surely be a fine quilt.

  • Great photo of color against the stairs! Can’t wait to see what you decide. Also, I enjoy your blog!

  • Lisa

    Wow that photograph along with those thoughts would make a beautiful introduction to a(another) book wouldn’t ya say?!
    I recommend that you document it all because you know how we all love step by step instructions!!

  • Well, this looks like fun!!!

  • Cute! And I think I spot some fabric that I have too!

  • Love the photo!! Have fun, can’t wait to see more 🙂

  • I like it. And I’m impressed that it’s coming along more or less straight. When I strip piece, I always seem to get off-kilter for some reason.

  • I love this idea. I have been wanting to make a lap quilt for my mum for some time and I just may use this laissez-faire approach of just stitching together the scraps and seeing what happens. Also, have I told you how much I love your blog? I do. And I am very eager for your book to come out.

  • Jeanne

    I am doing one of these using the 6″ scraps from Shaggy Raggy quilts. My friends in my “Bee” group are wishing they had saved the scraps. Another man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

  • I just found your blog today from pinterest. i have just myself decided on this same thought, worry about all the decisions can totally keep us from creating! so i’m just going for it. i like this photo, very unique spot to take the picture!!

  • Sandy

    THAT LOOKS LIKE A DOOABLE PROJECT TO ME! I GET SO CONFUSED TRYING TO LOOK AT QUILTS AND FIGURE OUT COLORS, SIZES, ETC. THIS WAY YOU CAN CUT THE PIECES OUT ANY SIZE AND PUT THEM WHERE YOU WANT THEM. THANKS FOR SHARING, SANDY IN NH

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