Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Playing and My Mind's Eye

Is anyone tired of seeing photos of this quilt?  It's really captured my attention, so much so that I don't want to work on anything else.

I'm having lots of fun cutting and layering circles on the stars.  Once circle, two circles, or three circles?  A large circle that fills the center of the star or a smaller circle?  Which colors/fabrics to layer together?  Which colors to omit, which ones to add?  The gold/yellow/orange tones seemed to be taking over so I removed some of the circles, but maybe they would be perfect behind another circle.  Just more play coming my way.

I have several more scrappy backgrounds to make and stars to cut and stitch.  Of course, it may be that not every one of them will appear in the finished quilt.

Do you ever see things in your mind's eye?  I do, but I think my mind's eye needs corrective lenses.  I imagine a quilt, go to work on it, and then realize that I really didn't see the finished quilt as clearly as I thought.  I suppose that's not uncommon or quilters wouldn't have design walls (or floors), would they?  Of course, if I really saw the finished quilt I'd bypass the play part of quilting and miss the fun!

I'm linking this post to
  WOW at Esther's Blog,
  WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced,
  Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, and
  Let's Bee Social #107 at Sew Fresh Quilts.
Thanks for hosting the link-ups, ladies.

Wishing you joy this cold (Ohio) winter day.



  1. I really love the feel of this quilt! It's a super idea and o am interested in every step! I'm quilting vicariously through you :)

    1. Thank you, ES. The posts will continue for at least a little while, I suspect. I'm glad you're enjoying them.

  2. Every time I see this quilt I think "how charming", and it's impossible to ever get tired of charming quilts! It's looking just great - can't wait to see more as it continues to come along!

  3. It sounds like you are having such fun playing! Your scraps in the bottom of the first photo seem to be saying, "Pick me! Pick me!" And no, I'm not tired of seeing this quilt - thanks for sharing your process and progress.

  4. Very fun blocks. Looking to forward to where your vision takes you with this project.


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