Saturday, May 12, 2007

Serendipity

Serendipity - good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries (noun).

I started a new project - like I need a new project, but I saw Kathie's and her friends and it has been bugging me ever since! I found the template and the book at the Chicago show and went in search of the perfect fabric in Paducah. And you know what, nothing spoke to me. So I came home wondering what to do. And then I saw it - sitting in my stash for a pretty back! An older Jan Patek fabric I loved and bought about 10 yards of! I've used most of it, but still have enough for a Serendipity Quilt!

These quilts are similiar to stack n whack's but many more pieces and much more excitement in the designs. The book has about 30 block choices, but there are about 3 or 4 choices/changes with each block! I've spent so many nights coloring and planning how I wanted to make mine.

Above is the fabric I layered, and then 6 hexagons (2 sets laid out 3 differernt ways) that will go in my blocks - maybe! I may do more and swap out ones that aren't just so! Notice one wasn't stacked just right and is a bit off - I may have to put that one on the back! So stay tuned for my progress.

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Mother's Day - Just like Chloe is enjoying the warm sunny weather!

12 comments from wonderful readers:

anne bebbington said...

That fabric is gorgeous uncut and even more so into those stack and whack hexagons - it reminds me of lichen on trees

Carol said...

That is just awesome! A lady was in the shop a couple weeks ago with one and I thought it was the most fascinating thing I'd seen. Can't wait to see this grow. Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Darlene said...

Oh, that's going to be lovely. Can't wait to see more!

Marcie said...

Wow Dawn! Really cool blocks and perfect fabric for the job!

Karen said...

Dawn! Those blocks are wonderful. Make some more soon to show us!

atet said...

Oh how lovely! I just bought the "One Block Wonder" book today -- similar idea. Now I really can't wait to dive in and try it!

KCQuilter said...

Ooooh, pretty! Can't wait to see this one progress. Chloe has grown into one gorgeous dog!!!

meggie said...

Happy Mothers Day

Tazzie said...

Dawn, I love how the blocks are coming along, the way the fabric sews up reminds me of coral.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Hedgehog said...

What a perfect fabric for the project! And right under your nose!

Patti said...

I fell in love with that same fabric - except with the brown background. I have 10 yards of it for a quilt - the borders and parts of blocks instead!

Seems like there are several stack-n-whack variations floating around these days. I made 2 blocks in a class when the original book came out and was so bored I never finished it. This looks like it might be a little more interesting - but I'm still glad it's you and not me that's doing it.

Sandra said...

I have that fabric too! It's earmarked for a border - never thought of chopping it up like that LOL. Your backyard is out of this world!