Okay, I couldn't stop at one packet of Trimmings, the fabrics are just too enticing. So here is another entry into the Umbrella PrintsTrimmings Competition.
I knew with this packet I wanted to make a quilt of some sort. I jotted down a few ideas but didn't settle on any in particular so I left it for the ideas to brew...
What a fun excuse to play with shapes and colours. It made me think that these trimmings are fun - Just the way they are!
Lovely simple shapes to play with.
Eureka!!! It was that thought that sparked the idea.
I don't know about you but at the beginning of each year we receive magnetic calandars from local real estate agents. I can't bear to throw them away but I think they're ugly so I just leave them on the side of my fridge in case I need them. It turns out they were just waiting to be used in this project.
I cut the magnets into shapes following the lines of the trimmings, and sandwiched them between two pieces of fabric, Umbrella Prints on the top, miscellaneous scraps for the backs. I added big perle8 cotton quilting stitches and...
I had myself a Dynamic Magnetic Improv Quilt!!
Yeah!! A quilt to play and create with, over and over again!!
Here it is in action on my fridge.
The stainless steel is a great neutral for showing the fabrics, especially the cream fabrics, but the reflection is awful for photos.
So here are some photos on white so you get a better idea of some of the fun configurations that can be created.
Low Volume quilt.
Or something a little brighter!
Each little Trimming unit could just as easily been glued together but I like the way the big stitches really add that quilted look.
It's easy to add some neutral sashing by spacing the shapes.
Every time you play you come up with a different layout.
The possibilities are endless.
And believe me I know because the Dynamic Magnetic Improv Quilt is utterly irrisistable. Now when I make a cup of tea I create a new quilt in the time it takes for the kettle to boil.
My dinners are becoming a little overcooked as I get caught up playing.
Or just when I'm chatting to Gbf I find that I start moving the pretty shapes around...
hmmm... I think I might just be addicted.
Here are some links:
My Other Trimmings Competition Entry
Trimmings Competition details
Umbrella Prints Website