Monday, February 6, 2012

Completely Unplanned

Why? Why do I abandon my 'to do' list and start on something totally unplanned & random & with no place to go*? My WIP's include more Keyka Lou wallets, Aviary 2 baby quilt, Sparkles top, solstice stars/Craftsy BOM blocks, some prep for Curves Class...this is what I did instead of finishing any of that.


I saw Jeni's tutorial at the Moda Bake Shop on Tuesday. I guess it stuck with me because on Saturday I was tidying up fabric, came across a Pips charm pack & went straight to work! I only had 1 charm pack, so I didn't follow the tutorial - it's the same idea though. My top is 44 x 49".
I've ordered some more grey puppies, scarves & blue play dot fabrics for the backing/binding.

Without all the grey added in, I don't think I would like this top as much as I do. I tried to be a little random in piecing my charms (as much as I could handle!) and after it was all sewn up I saw some squares I would like to move around. Not really used to that! I *did* have to unpick one charm after it was already sewn into a big HST. The puppies were upside down, and that was not cool with me!

There is a local craft show coming up in May and I'll have a table there. A table for sure, not too sure what else will be there, other than this quilt.
*So. I guess it does have a place to go after all.  :)

See all that grass? This weather is so unusual. Nice, but it feels wrong. It's February & I live in Canada, so taking outdoor quilt photos without a coat & wearing running shoes is not something I've come to expect! It was really windy, that's why I stuck my top to some warm & natural, to try & help stabilize it a bit. It was whipped around really good out there!

It's almost swing weather!

Linking up my 'finish' to {sew}Modern Monday (I don't think of a quilt top as a finish, but I think it counts for this purpose!)  and Manic Monday!
Sew Happy Geek{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations


  1. Love it Charlotte! It's very cute.

  2. This is so lovely - the Pips are perfect for this quilt!

  3. Hmmmm. You're making me seriously contemplate this! I like it!!!

  4. oh the grays and pinks look good together xxxx

  5. you need to go where the creativity muse leads you! love this top - you're right about the grey. it tones down the "cute" and makes it really sophisticated.

  6. I'm glad Im not the only one with quilters ADD! Unplanned or not, it looks great!

  7. Hi Charlotte, this quilt is really lovely. I have also made a quilt out of a sherbet pips charm pack but I set mine in cream - actually it is called vanilla which hS a much nicer ring!! The grey is lovely. I have been inspired to join {sew} modern monday by all the great projects I have seen. Now I just have to get sewing to have something to contribute!!! Cheers, Karen.

  8. Ha, you sound like me, starting things all the time without finishing others!


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