So Many Ideas Coming at Me

Since I started my Ice Storm quilt I’ve been fascinated with the idea of low value quilts. I have so many ideas of how to combine low value fabrics with bright fabrics — batiks and KFC fabrics! My mind is kind of racing!

I’ve been buying a good number of black and white fabrics in the last week or so. The first two relatively small packages arrived yesterday.

Isn’t that a fun bunch of fabrics!!! I really couldn’t tell you how many more pieces I have coming. I do know that it’s coming from three different stores. I’m guessing there must be in the neighborhood of 30 more half yard cuts on their way to me. It will be really fun to see them all in one stack!

I’m thinking my first quilt using all these new fabrics will be another trip quilt. I have several ideas rattling around my brain. I’m going to give it some thought and maybe do some drawings or coloring sheets to see if I can decide what direction to go. I do know that I want to do something bright but with a more limited color palette.

I pulled a packet of 20 batiks that I had put aside for a quilt and arranged them with some of these black and whites. It’s a pretty fun look! Not sure how I’ll combine these, but I really like the effect!

So in the mean time, I’ve been wanting to start something new as I finish up my Ice Storm blocks. So tonight I pulled out the fabrics I’ve set aside for another Ruffled Feathers Quilt. You can see my first one here.

These Kaffe Fassette Collective fabrics will be combined with a bright off white Kona cotton that will be the background on the geese sections.

I will use the paper piecing template I made to sew my flying geese units.

Before I started cutting fabric I calculated how many of each piece I needed from each cut of fabric. And I kept track of what I had cut out of each fabric.

When I’m done cutting I should have pretty close the the exact number of pieces I need for this quilt top, with a few extra for safety.

I got half of the KFC fabrics cut tonight before I got tired and worried that I would mess it up.

I cut the background pieces last night.

That’s a big old stack of off white triangles! I need 320 of them for this quilt.

10 Replies to “So Many Ideas Coming at Me”

  1. Hi Anne
    In Australia quilters are making charity quilts for palliative care patients those on chemotherapy do they do that in USA just a thought
    I bought 3 x 5 inch charm packs have lots of white background fabric to make 2 nine patch quilts for a couple of ladies

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  2. Your blog is always “eye candy” and your stack of low volume neutrals is just wonderful. You always give me lots of inspiration. Can’t wait to see what comes next.

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  3. I saw a cool Log Cabin quilt, in a quilt shop last year that was brights one side of the block, then black and white prints on the other side. The blocks were set in a barn raising setting. The shop owner let me take a pic. It would look great in the fabrics you are collecting.

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    1. That sounds fun!!! I’ve been looking at all kinds of low volume quilts on Pinterest. There are some really gorgeous things out there! So many creative people making amazing things!


    1. when I made my first Ruffled Feathers quilt, I made a paper piecing template. I really hate making flying geese. The template worked really well and I got really nice accurate geese. If I remember correctly, the pattern shows you how to make them with the no waste method.


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