Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Variety Is The Spice Of Life...Even With Fabric

This is my VERY FIRST little star I ever made. My cute little stars that I love making sooo much call to me often. I chose this one to play with the other day and determined not to cut
into any new fabrics and use what was already in strips ( look Sharon..indigo blue )... and well.....this is all the blue I could find in these darker tones.....but I'm not giving up....I'm still digging through the ole stash of scraps.....and look GAIL....do some of these fabrics look familiar?? I used to be a fanatic about blue.....blue in my house everywhere....well, I got over that several years ago...but, my eyes are sure enjoying looking at this.

I also worked on this project....I have it sandwiched and all pinned up ready to machine quilt...YES....I AM GOING TO MACHINE QUILT IT.....waahhhh....you all know how I love to have everything HAND quilted. I think it needs to be quilted using variegated thread and I have NONE....so, it's been on hold until I get some....I'm anxious to finish it and get the binding on....the binding is going to be 'wild' too!! ( p.s. Gail sewed up part of this).

I finished all the blocks to my Confetti quilt and spent yesterday sewing the rows together.....ooouuuu I lik-ee too much!


See those blank spaces there on the edges.....w-e-l-l....I may have a problem with not having enough matching fabrics to complete.....DARN!! I hate that when that happens!!
And after showing you all those wild and bright colors I have used in the above projects....these sweet little fabrics are my favorites this week. Such a contrast aren't they? My fabric stash collection has such a wide VARIETY of colors and designs. I have loved fabric since I was a little girl......and I Love it ALL....no matter what style I like it!!! Gail, you asked me in an email if I thought my tastes had changed since I started quilting.....no, I don't think so. I feel I have enough variety to match any mood or project I might have.......I am very eclectic in my taste, and that's ok!
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29 comments:

  1. Oh so many pretties on your post today. I am eclectic in my quilting too. I use all types of fabric, just some more often than others.

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  2. I'm so glad you came back!

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  3. very colorful, I like it! That's a nice twist to make the funky star the center of your log cabin.

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  4. I love the little star and the fabrics you used around it but I am just head over heels about your confetti quilt. It is just so neat. I love all the colors you used.

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  5. You are eclectic - and everything is wonderful!!!!

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  6. I think we all have different "moods" ...:o))
    I am a kind of soft pastel fabric one.. but love prim and homespun...and to wear I love bright and happy colours.. like cerise and turquoise.... and I think its great!!! :o))
    Love your fabrics for the week..:o)))

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  7. I have a problem with fabric. It is in my blood. So yeah, I can never get enough either. The stars are wonderful. And your fabrics are lovely. I love the amounts and colors of different fabric. Quilts like that make me smile.

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  8. Oh, you inspire me so!! I also only hand quilt!! So let us know how the machine quilting goes. Fabrics every where I look, and I love them all!!!

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  9. What a great variety of colours! How wonderful to have so many lovelies - both bright and soft and bold and sweet. It is just so much fun! we'll quilt where the mood takes us...
    Hugs - Shari

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  10. Love all your fabrics - I swing, too - old,new, bright, happy, gentle - life is never dull with beautiful fabrics!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  11. Good for you for being able to go between different colors and styles.
    The confetti quilt is especially wonderful.

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  12. I love them stars too, but haven't got a chance to try them out yet. I have no favorite color because I love them all at a different times. Very happy post Belinda - have a great day
    Hugs Natima

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  13. Your confetti quilt looks great so far. Love the batiks log cabin. I think variegated thread is a great choice. Pretty pastels too.

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  14. Did you paper piece the little star? I am looking for a minature quilt project to give a try and was thinking of doing a bear paw. The star would be nice in the corners. All your projects look like fun to mel. I just love color and lots of it!

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  15. So much lovliness in one post! The confetti quilt is my favorite though!

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  16. I'm enjoying seeing the colour on your posts lately. You sound like you have a stash like mine, I'm not biased either, I love it all.

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  17. Such lovely eye candy this morning. I adore your confetti quilt, hope you work out the fabric shortage problem, and such sweet pastels.

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  18. Hi B!

    I LIKEEE the Confetti also!

    Have a good 4th of July Weekend!

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  19. That was fun to look!.... Once again you have inspired me.
    I am most curious on how your machine quilting goes.

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  20. What a great collection of projects you shared - I love your confetti quilt, and your very first little star as well. Beautiful work!

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  21. How lovely to see a part of your fabric playground---you obviously can never get bored with that wide a variety :)

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  22. I love the colours! Great job!
    Micki

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  23. I love them all! (I have enough fabric to open a store.)

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  24. Couldn't agree with you more. :-)

    I love your Confetti quilt!

    hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  25. I love your itsy bitsy star block. That is sooo cute.
    Your big stars are great too. Along with your lst fabrics. heck I love it all too.

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  26. Very awesome indigos you have there! Good for you! And your little star looks so cute surrounded by all that yummy blue-ness.

    Your whole post is just yummy! What beautiful colors. Just inspiring. Like you, I love fabric and color.

    Good luck with the machine quilting...I know you can do it!

    And that fabric shortage?? Get creative, Belinda! It looks like you have lots of different backgrounds going on in that quilt, so just mix up the border fabrics too! It'll be fabulous!

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  27. Every time I see your Confetti quilt, I love it even more! Gorgeous!

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  28. oh yum yum yum! This is a delicious post! I love all the projects you're working on!

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  29. beautiful!! i think i'm probably in a fabric rut...i should experiment more.
    i love those last fabrics you posted...so soft and feminine...and quiet.

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