Wednesday, August 20, 2014

IOP Update - Derailed again!

You know how it is when you're working on a long term project and fall in love with the scraps from that project, and have to start a whole new quilt?!? 
"Shattered"
I have been working on my Indian Orange Peel quilt for almost 4 years now. And it has generated a lot of great scraps, which if you are a scrap lover (addict) is so much fun!
The first pile of scraps I loved was all the cut off bits from sewing the paper pieced arc blocks. I turned those scraps into a quilt called "Shattered" which I finished in 2013.

Now I am smitten with the scraps from the sides of the IOP blocks which are cut off before sewing the curved seams to attach the arcs.
See the half moon shape I just cut off there?
Oooohhhh pretty!



I decided to put all the half moon scraps on the design wall to see how it might look. It was so fun to play with various layouts, and I came up with this idea.

Oh my goodness! YUM!

Now I can't focus on the Indian Orange Peel blocks because I am detoured by these lovely scraps.

I think I have a problem and may need someone to save me from myself!! LOL

31 comments:

  1. As long as you are making - creating - I think you are doing fine. Love your quilts!
    Hugs

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  2. If there are no deadlines, why not work on whatever catches your fancy? ;-) I can't wait to see what you decide to do with those half moon scraps.

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  3. looks great I see another quilt in your future :)
    always fun to add another one to the list!
    Kathie

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  4. Oh I can see why you get derailed!! They do look soooo yummy!! Good luck getting your train back on track!!

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  5. What a fun detour!!! Those fabrics would make anyone go gaga over the scraps.

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  6. Cuanto colorido, yo también me desviaria y de hecho lo hago; tengo muchos frentes abiertos y poco a poco los voy cerrando y antes de cerrar uno seguro que comienzo otro...
    Abrazos

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  7. But it's such a lovely scenic detour...

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  8. I often get more inspired by the scraps than the original quilt plan. I'll have to remember your shattered quilt for one of my scrap projects.

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  9. Yes! Thanks for the super great ideas! I love these both!

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  10. I think you are a creative scrap quilter.

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  11. It all inspires and as long as you are having fun - keep getting side tracked.

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  12. I love the scraps too. I think it's the fun of figuring out what to do with them and designing something unexpected. These are fun!

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  13. Oh, those scraps are pretty! Sew many possibilities!! : )

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  14. Sorry girlfriend! I know from experience that there is no help for you - you are doomed to play with those yummy scraps until the fever leaves and your quilting temperature returns to "normal" LOL!!!

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  15. Waste not - Want not. It's great to use up every little part of your fabric. I really like the way you Scrap quilt looks in the sunlight.

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  16. You always come up with such creative ideas!

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  17. Oooooo I love your new thought with your scraps! That is the most fun ever, I love when inspiration strikes with leftovers!

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  18. That's an okay problem to have! And I consider the extra quilts to be 'free'. Free is good, right? Keep on stitching and having fun.

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  19. How many creative people have a whack of projects on the go all at the same time? Some projects get finished, some don't get too far off the ground because they just aren't what you hope they would be, some get put off for a while and some are just ideas floating around in that creative imagination. Enjoy the process wherever it may lead!

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  20. I believe you suffer from "Iaceret morbo reliquum". It is very serious with no known cure but it is not deadly. It is also known as LFS : leftover fabric syndrome. :)
    Enjoy the beautiful symptom! I love the side effect of it. :D

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  21. They look like gum drops or jelly beans! I think I need sugar =) Go with the flow - those bits are keeping you entertained so I'd go play with them. That other quilt is very patient and will wait until he gets his turn again.

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  22. What a beautiful problem to have. Someday the Indian Orange Peels will see a finish, but until then, keep enjoying the lovely spinoffs. What a beautiful quilt those moondrops will make.

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  23. I think we are all guilty of hopping from one project to another, half moons look great so colourful, eager to see what you decide to do with them

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  24. It would be hard to resist playing with all those bright and fun scraps!

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  25. Take the detour!!! Those scraps do look delicious!

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  26. I don't think any of us can save you from yourself Kathy. You are beyond saving and most of us suffer from the same problem in one way or the other (startitis any body?) Love those moon drops!

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  27. See now put a strip of fabric down the center and applique veins and you have leaves.....or feathers without the veins....

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  28. They remind me of Necco wafers, only oval.
    Love the colors!
    Found your blog on Bloglovin'. Can't wait to catch up with all of your posts.

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