Friday, March 12, 2010

For the Love of Stripes

I love stripes. Not so much for wearing. I'm more of a solids with the occasional prints kind of person. But I like piecing with stripes. They're so directional and you can manipulate that and that's fun.



Also, they're probably the simplest pattern to create with wax. Just draw lines and add dye. Perfect.



I had hoped to have this quilt ready to show today, but it looks like it will be finished over the weekend. Maybe I'll craft a few little items out of the wonderful pile of striped scraps leftovers.

What about you? What are you loving to make this weekend?

Have a good one!

16 comments:

Karen said...

NO!!!!! sell you scraps to me:) I love those stripes, so beautiful.

Goals for this weekend are to finish writing Easter basket tutorial, make some potholders and finish piecing a quilt top. Probably too ambitious.

Cheryl Arkison said...

This weekend includes a Fun Quilts trunk show! And then some writing, eating, and finishing up some funky and silly Daddy dolls for my girls.

PS Type in your title, unless it was intentional? I thought you might like to know.

Malka Dubrawsky said...

Thanks for the heads up, Cheryl!

Kathy said...

I'm hoping to finish up my last 6 New York beauty blocks so I can start putting the whole thing together!!

Jeni said...

Looks like it's going to be beautiful! I love your striped fabric! How are you going to quilt it?

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

The striped fabric is gorgeous - the colors so vibrant.

I actually have my mind set on making a "Mini Quilt Monday" project, and have some of it cut out already. It is all planned in my head, the only problem is time. It is already Sat pm here and so far nothing has been accomplished!

Rita

leigh said...

I love your stripes too! And if you say they're easy, maybe I'll try some of my own! Or if you're going to sell those small square packs, I'd buy one of stripes!

This weekend I think I may go running (a new thing) and get my hallway ready to paint.

Mary Keasler said...

Terrific stripes.

Jennifer said...

you have the best scraps! :)

i don't do well with directional quilts; i never pay attention to which way i'm cutting. i just do what's easiest. often that results in some any-which-way stripes.

this weekend i'm working on a bow tie quilt for my sister. i purchased fabrics and cut them all today. tomorrow i guess i'm sewing 49 bow tie blocks!

Jennifer Willoughby said...

I am making Easter dresses for my daughters!

Darlene said...

My plans today include finishing the job of sorting my scraps by color. Then I want to make a couple of house blocks for Bumblebeans' House Block Gather at http://bumblebeans.blogspot.com/p/block-gather.html

wishes, true and kind said...

I love your striped fabrics, and the colors are great! I am wishing for some sewing time this weekend, and it won't be much, unfortunately. I hoping to eek out time for at least a mini or baby quilt.

Edie's Fashion Factory said...

Your stripes are perfectly gorgeous and the colors so luscious. I love stripes too and you're inspiring me to make some of my own. Thanks!

Abigail Thomas said...

Those colours are AMAZING! Love your blog, so colourful.

UrbanWildflowerDolls said...

This weekend includes the sewing expo here in metro Atlanta. I will then work in the studio piecing my thoroughly modern shoofly quilt. I also have the hexagon bug -- BAD. I am cutting strips for 3.5 hexagons. For my next quilt

larissa said...

LOVE your stripes! and i love seeing all your colors together. great work!