Thursday, June 01, 2006

Those silly Urges....

Yes, I can't seem to complete any one thing at the moment. I'll get them all done, I always do - but I had this urge this week to work on something "just because". Everything I'm working on lately is for classes or guild. Well basically all teaching type stuff. So I wanted to do something just for fun! So I got out a pattern I've had laying on my table for a couple of years and decided to just make it! I finished the background last night (above)! Doesn't it look fun! Now if I can get the applique to look right with it! Yes the pattern has you applique first and then put it together, but I wasn't ready for that yet - I just wanted to sew - so I'll do it this way! I'm going to invisible machine applique it anyway, so the bigger size won't be a problem.

Lily wanted to see the liberated log cabins again front and back to compare. So Lily - here you go!


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8 comments from wonderful readers:

Screen Door said...

I love plaids---I can't wait to see how it turns out...
be good-
Melanie

Finn said...

Love the big pieces of plaid Dawn, and the little triangles...such fun. Can't wait to see what you are up to..and yes, we really do need to play sometimes, keeps us alive and well. Hugs, Finn

KCQuilter said...

Ooooh, love those colors. How yummy! Can't wait to see it appliqued.

anne bebbington said...

Dawn - I really LOVE that plaid pieced background - just can't wait to see what you'll applique onto it - you're right, it's all well and good doing things for people or to deadlines but yes sometimes you do have to play or do something just because ....... after all the saying goes:
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy :o)

YankeeQuilter said...

Oh plaids...now I have to go and unpack a box! What was I thinking, traveling without plaids!!! Can't wait to see the applique.
Siobhan

Lily said...

Oooooh thanks Dawn!!!!! Now I get it. LOL I couldn't work out what you were talking about yesterday, but now I can compare the two photos I know exactly what you meant!!

Thanks very much for indulging me :)

The plaids are very manly.

Tonya R said...

It does look fun and beautiful. I can see something like that done with more blocks as a quilt all by itself without the applique.

Judy said...

Those types of fabrics are some of my favorites! I agree with Tonya, in the right sizes I could see that being made into a whole quilt!!