Saturday, April 2, 2011

quilts and books

I DID get to sew some on my jelly roll yesterday!

I began by making some blocks like the one above....
Then....

I added some white.
WOW!!!
What a difference WHITE makes!!!

I love to experiment.
I like to begin a quilt and not REALLY know where it's going!
Kind of like reading a book
and NOT reading the ending first!!

I'm usually pleasantly surprised with the ending!
Not always!
But I think it's fun!!!

Do you like reading the ending of a book first...??
or...
Following a pattern so you know the ending of a quilt first??...

How about reading three books at once??
No....me neither.
Now.....
THREE quilts at once...
that's another story!!!!

9 comments:

  1. I rather listen to books - don't have time to read. That is really weird as I have a very similiar quilt going, but using muslin instead of white. Yes, I can understand 3 quilts going at one time - even more.

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  2. You are a quilting machine, girl friend! *lol* And yes, I've had three going at one time as well...

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  3. I do occasionally read the end of a book first, but I don't like to follow patterns, LOL. And I always have three (or more!) books going at once and a lot more than that in quilts! :)

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  4. I like to read three books at once, but not know the ending. I like to know the ending of my quilts, but I could not do three quilts at once.

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  5. I agree with you Beth about the WOW. Makes everything shine!

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  6. i too prefer to just let it happen (for me i'm not too sure it always turns out as good as i would have liked it to) rather than a pattern - where i know the outcome.

    yes, i've had a few on the go... depends on the mood!!

    lovely as always!!
    eva

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  7. Lol! Love that last photo! and adding the white to your jelly roll looks wonderful!! Good point about the books!

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  8. i have read multiple books at a time. I always have at least one in the car for emergeny reading and usually one at work for a rainy day lunch and now I have a Nook so thats the occasional three. But the real kicker is listening to multiple books at the same time with the same reader. It takes multitasking to a whole new level.

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  9. I love your jelly roll quilt! The white really sets it off. I am guilty of following a pattern to a T almost all of the time. I let loose and do my own thing once it comes to the quilting part though. I also wanted to tell you how much I like those flying geese in your last post. That quilt will be awesome, I'm sure.

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