Monday, December 19, 2011

lovely 3" squares

I've been cutting 3" squares from scraps for eons.... Saving them for the day to start  a half square triangle quilt...

 They are accumulating like rabbits....

I constantly battle with myself on what the background fabric should be.... Just this weekend, I made the BIG decision to use this red and green Chicken wire fabric I had laying around... Why not, right? I don't foresee any giant chicken quilts in my future, but hey! never say never, right?

So I sliced a bunch in half and speedily, chain pieced a bunch together...  One thing I have learned?
I seem to have a lot of red, purple and brown squares!

Having made two blocks I thought I'd play with them in Photoshop to see if I like where it's going...Seeing that I have some many colors the same, I'm thinking I can plan ahead some cool effects... I do like how the red polka dots are jumping out! May need more of that going on!

You can never have enough red polka dots after all!



  1. very fun. but a word of warning: I just made TWO chicken quilts, and I had no plans to do that. they just sort of....hatched. so be careful, you never know when the urge to make a chicken quilt might hit you.

  2. Love that chicken-wire fabric! makes a wonderful background.

    My stash leans heavily toward red/purple/orange/brown, no matter how many other colors I intend to buy.

  3. King Size??? I never would have looked twice at that chicken wire fabric, but it's really great! You certainly have an eye for picking fabric. ox

  4. It is going to be a fantastic quilt. I love it. Hugs and Happy Holidays.

  5. You are SO right! Any polka dot, for that matter!!

  6. It's hard to fine nice light color fabrics..chicken wire is good :0).
    Never can have enough any color of pokey dots! Love 'em.

    Happy sewing

  7. It is hard to imagine life without red polka dots - and purple, pink, green, turquoise, teal, . . . and the list goes on. The chicken wire is a great background. Who would have thought?

  8. So simple but what a stunning effect! Love it!

  9. That chicken wire fabric is perfect! I love the look of what you have done it Photoshop! Someone really needs to teach me how to use that program....

  10. what.. NO Giant Chicken quilts in your future.. I'm shocked!

  11. I love the chicken wire fabric - how cute! And the quilt is going to look good.

    No, never too many red and white polka dots. :)

  12. I like the randomness of the fabrics
    you chose to collect. They look so lovingly scrappy. They look collected for an event not just bought..Not that there is anything wrong with bought I do it all the time, what I mean is they look so nice and happenstance!!!

  13. Photoshop was a great idea to project the look. Love the sailboat effect. Hope to make one of these someday.

  14. Mindless sewing is sometimes best and what a wonderful result. Always great to have so many different fabrics...just love scraps.
    Hurrah, I am so happy to be able to comment again. Blogspot loves me! Bonnie

  15. It looks great, and I never would have thought to use photo editing software to 'preview' quilts, genius.


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