Thursday, June 7, 2007

Forgotten Projects


I just love how blogging has given me incredible inspiration to do some things that I have long forgotten. I purchased hand dyed wool to make the strawberry basket from Need'l Love's book called Strawberry Threads at least a couple years ago now. I looked at that wool and fondled it for a long time and then I guess things got moved around and put away, which made me loose interest in the project I planned. This week KnotGarden showed us her strawberries from the very same book, well she inspired me to get the stuff out of it's hiding place and get going on it again. I made 3 strawberries yesterday and cut out most of the pieces for the basket. Isn't this exciting.....

Here is the table topper I made with Roman Holiday charm pack while on my retreat. I carefully didn't show the girls at the retreat because I'm undecided on whether it looks good or not. Using all the fabrics in the charm pack without adding a focal fabric makes it look really busy. Besides the fabric line has showed up in stores yet, not in my area anyway. Any comments good or bad is much appreciated. I think maybe it'll be a good table topper.

19 comments:

kcamou said...

Your strawberries are precious! And you are right about the quilt being busy, but not in a bad way. It has a homespun scrappy feel to it. I think it would be a good table topper.

Lisa D. said...

I love your scrappy tabletopper. I don't think it's too busy, but I like scrappy chaos myself. Still, I think it's wonderful.

Angie said...

I love both of these projects!! IMHO, that topper is not 'busy' at all but full of interest. If you really don't like it, I would be most happy to send you my snail mail addy!!! ROFL

Libby said...

Your topper sure looks good to me - scrappy always wins in my book. Focus-schmocus *s* Those berries look pretty darned tasty, too.

Angela said...

The look quite yummy.

Kim said...

Oh, your strawberries are great! I loved KnotGarden's too! Too bad I don't have any strawberry "stuff" tucked away somewhere. I like your Roman Holiday topper a lot--I'm looking forward to seeing that line. Yes, it's busy but as "kcamou" said, it's busy in a good way! I've become addicted to charm packs and just wrote about them (and jelly rolls) in my blog today. It's so much fun to see what you come up with, isn't it?

Pam said...

I think you have done a really good job with fabric placement, so that although it is very scrappy the design is easy to pick out. Looks really good.

Love the strawberries. What a perfect time of the year to make a few strawberries. Hmmm - might need to make a trip out to the valley to buy a few boxes :))

Knot Garden said...

Your strawberries are yummy! Love the different shades of red:)
The quilt is busy but that's not a bad thing! I love scrappy quilts. It would make a great table topper.

Rose said...

Those strawberries r just so cute!!!! I think the tabletopper is lovely, not too busy at all and i love that scrappy look!!! good job!!!

Darlene said...

Very yummy looking strawberries. They look wonderful, Wendy!

See, I really like your tabletopper - it's a fun scrappy - lots of visual interest.

Dawn said...

Oh I LOVE your strawberries! And a really lovely quilt!

gloria g. said...

Love those strawberries and your beautiful scrappy topper! My address is........... Like the others, I'd take it in a heartbeat! Beautiful!

gloria g. Richards, TX

Quilting Kim said...

Those strawberries are so cute. That scrappy Roman Holiday tabletopper is just perfect.

Carole said...

I read you about blogging being inspirational! Your strawberries look lovely and the tabletop too! I don't have a problem with no focal fabric. I like it the way it is. Thanks for sharing!

Greenmare said...

I love the strawberries, I think that will be a GREAT table topper, and I loved all the great quilts from the challenge at your retreat, thank you for showing these!!
I am also impressed with your double wedding ring.
someday I might have the courage to attempt one.

Patti said...

Oh, I like the busy-ness of the table topper! Like Lisa said - I love "scrappy chaos". What a great way to put it! The table topper is perfect just the way it is.

The strawberries look good enough to eat!

Bird on a wire said...

Don't be undecided, it's good, very good.

kjquilts said...

Love the strawberries! I think you will like your quilt once you quilt it. I find the quilting adds dimension and gives order to a busy scrap quilt. I've done a couple of fat quarter bundle quilts that just looked odd to me until they were quilted and now they are beautiful.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I like the quilt you made - it has a scrappy look which is what I like. I love our strawberries too. I agree about the inspiration of blogging - I have done so much stuff since I started that I wouldn't have done otherwise.