Wednesday, August 30, 2017

If Only There Was More Time in a Day....

I've been doing a lot of hand stitching lately. The flower blocks are finished and now, as of last night, the alternate petals blocks are completed as well. Although the colors in this quilt are a little funky, they have a richness and depth that I really, really admire. Don't ask me why, they just do!
Hey Grandma! progress
Just the other night when I was stitching away on my blocks {in a tired haze, but attempting to wind down after a long day}, there was this memory of a specific quilt that flashed through my head. The colors in this project reminded me very much of it and I struggled to put the pieces together. And after many long moments of trying to recollect, it came to me. The flea market we went to earlier this summer with the shabby, vintage looking, simple-squares quilt hanging in a back corner space!

I glimpsed this wonderful looking quilt from clear across the way, and immediately had to go suss out the details. After examining the quilt, I determined it wasn't worth the asking price, but those colors and that strange mixture of prints! So very intriguing! No, I didn't take a picture of the inspiration quilt as I desperately wanted to try and make something that 'felt' similar, but perhaps in a style of my own interpretation.  Ah.. but it feels good to know that somehow I have managed to capture the emotion of that particular quilt enough to link to it in a tired, weary moment. However different this quilt is in the actual details, it just makes my heart sing too {success!}. Linking up to sew, stitch, snap, share #11 with Linda and Julie. Thanks ladies, for the great inspiration and also the motivation to find time to post. Lately it's been a toss up between computer time or stitching time.....

26 comments:

  1. OH I love it too! Such a vibrant yellow, contrasting with the red petals. Bravo!

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  2. I love this quilt in progress, I am not normally a yellow person, but this speaks to me. Can't wait to see it all finished. No pressure. Thanks for linking to Sew, Stitch, Snap, Share.

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  3. love to see yellow in a quilt it is such a "happy colour" to me

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  4. Lovely piece! I like the flowers on those browns...and the cute leaf shapes...and the fact that it looks "olden timey"...hugs, Julierose

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  5. I too love the color scheme here / this is just darling!

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  6. Wonderful interpretation of that memory-tagged quilt.

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  7. I love the way that you explore color combinations that I wouldn't have thought of. The quilt that inspired you to make this one will live on as this quilt goes on to inspire others. Sort of a family tree!

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  8. Yikes! I am loving this one. You probably told us and I missed it, but why "Hey Grandma"? I love that name and I'm sure there is a reason for it. Love this one!

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  9. Love the colors, especially the yellow and red, so vibrant, beautiful

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  10. Love that yellow. It screams happiness!

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  11. I love those yummy colors. So rich and saturated and deep. What a nice quilt you have going, Audrey.

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  12. I love how the colors work together in this quilt.

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  13. Fascinating color scheme! I'm glad your could remember what inspired you, that makes it even more fun.

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  14. really love the colours in this quilt - those pink petals on the yellow background do sing :)

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  15. Love the colours in this, so pretty together with the yellow!

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  16. Well I'll join the chorus on those colors, they just sing to me! And I'm wondering too about the name. If there's not a story behind that name you may just have to make one up lol!

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  17. Yes, those colors are so...I don't even know the word(s)...compelling? satisfying? beautiful? Okay, all of those and then some. What a gorgeous quilt in progress! Love the applique, as always.

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  18. Oh, my! I love this quilt! I love the colors, but most of all I love those flower blocks!

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  19. I always admire your unique take on color combinations. Yes, they are funky and rich and deep. So beautifully original.

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  20. Yes, those colours are lovely, and perfect for this time of year! I'm sure quite a few of us are able to spot a quilt from half a mile away! Priorities, you know. 😀

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  21. I love the feeling of this quilt--lively and rich, with just the right amount of variety to give it lots of interest.

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  22. Your flower design is a bit different. You always manage to put your own touch into whatever you are working on regardless of what inspired you.

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  23. love that pink and yellow and hooray for hand stitching!

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