Friday, September 11, 2015

Just Dabbling

I'm a dabbler lately. Dibble, dabble and jumping around from project to project, idea to idea. I started work on my twirly balls. The first one. I think I'm committed now for real but it may still take me a couple months to sew these twelve blocks up. They take. A. Lot. Of. Time.
This might just be possible if I take it very slow....
Sorry for the lousy color in the pic below. It was taken late in the evening and then my camera died. It's an older quilt top. I sewed some blocks together a hundred years ago, tore them all apart {a couple years ago}, then got {re}inspired and ended up with this--somehow. I'm going to do a lot of basic machine quilting on it and just a little dibble dabble of hand quilting. Things need to get moving out of my quilt top drawers. Because {ahem!} I need more room.
Starting to pin another quilt.....
 Obviously. Wouldn't this be sweet new project?
Another new quilt?
I really, really wanna cut into these fabrics. And wouldn't you? I rescued the large yellow fabric from the clearance bin a quite awhile back. The plan was to use it for a quilt backing, which is no doubt why I found it buried in with the quilt tops. What was I thinking? Was I thinking? I know what I'm thinking now....*wink

15 comments:

  1. They certainly do look as if they'd take a lot of time! :)

    Pretty quilt top; I don't remember seeing that one before!

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  2. Dibble dabble, good word for this 'I want to make everything!' feeling that overtakes us every so often. I think it must have something to do with autumn and that annual nesting instinct. There are more newly started projects and stacks of fabric hanging around my quilting room than I can remember for several years.

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  3. we are making twirly blocks at the same time! well be so nice to see what colors you make yours. I will really get busy with mine later this month when we take off in the camper, this is going to be my on the road project (one of them )

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  4. You are always a fount of inspiration for me! Dibble dabble is the name of the game in these parts; too much dabbling, not enough finishing!

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  5. Dibble dabble on! I can't wait to see what you get up to next!

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  6. I really like that pink quilt with the scrappy geese and diamonds. That is a nice -- to make different blocks with the same elements. Something to remember! The twirly ball looks very promising, and for now I will just trust your judgment with the yellow. I know you have something good in mind!

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  7. I remember when you pulled those blocks apart and resewed them! It's fun to see this quilt again. As for the yellow, that's one I'm really looking forward to! Your brain is such an interesting place. :)

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  8. Time consuming can be very worthwhile in the end :0) That yellow is very cheerful - especially with the red polka dot!

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  9. Well, when you dibble dabble you are never bored! Glad you are staying with the Cogwheels, er, I mean Twirly Balls. I'll bet you will be glad you did some day, er I mean year. And, I can't wait to see what you are thinking.

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  10. I made one Cogwheel for a sampler quilt years ago. It was difficult but so worthwhile. You're inspiring me to try again - with more. So many lovely tops and ideas. It is hard to balance those, isn't it?

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  11. All your dabbling is so wonderful! Those Twirly Ball blocks look difficult. I have not done any curved piecing yet. Love the Flying Geese quilt! I see a wonderful quilt in the future with yellow fabric.

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  12. You've left us in suspense. Your dibbles and dabbles always lead to interesting places.

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  13. Ooh, looking forward to seeing what you make with your clearance bin find. You are so creative - love the quilt made from the rescued/ripped apart blocks. And keep plugging away at the ball blocks - they'll be together before you know it!

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  14. Enjoyable post, I laughed & am now wondering just what you will do with your bin find! And your twirly balls, great idea... are they going to be scrappy? or do you have a colour scheme in mind?

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  15. Twirly balls look promising! And I love the pile of fabrics that is currently calling your name: they will make a great quilt.

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