Monday, April 30, 2012

Prism Progress

Isn't that a clever alliterative title? As I told you yesterday, I guess you can't take me at my word. On Saturday I said that my intention was to sew some more houses on Sunday. Did I do that? No. I kept looking at the Prism quilt and decided to search out some more magenta fabric. I had some success. I added four new magentas and then moved on to the red/orange and brown/gold rounds.
The colors aren't showing true in this photo. I had intended to put some true oranges in the red/orange round but they just didn't look right. Don't believe the orange that you see in the photo; those are really more salmon or whatever you would call a color that is slightly off true orange. I am still thinking about my brown/gold round. Some of the golds appear to be too dark in my opinion. I also think I have too many browns that are cutesy calico with tiny little flowers. I have a lot of that in my stash. I think I will stand back and give more consideration to what I have there before I move on. But, remember what I said about my word? I could very well change my mind. I am also running out of room on my design wall. At the very least I am going to have to move things around in order to get the next round put up.
Look at this mess. What a slob! As I cut fabric for the prism, I came across fabrics that I didn't cut for my scrap houses. The reason these were overlooked is because they are large pieces of fabric and on my first search through my tubs I was looking for actual scraps for my houses. Now that I have cut into these fabrics for the prism quilt, I may as well cut some house pieces from them too. I didn't see any reason to nicely fold everything and put it away only to pull it out again when I cut house pieces. So there it is. A huge pile of fabric waiting for more cutting.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. That sounds crazy! Go to do one thing and end up doing something else. Least you have an excuse for the mess...I mean organised chaos =D

  2. Pretty Prism Progress! - ;)) Very nice! And I feel your pain! As hard as I try - I do believe that Quilting and a "neat" sewing room are mutually exclusive! ;))

  3. NO slob, here! You are just a creative progress! =P


  4. Your prism quilt is stunning. I confess that I spend a great deal of time looking for fabrics I know I have somewhere! I have organised everything into boxes and drawers - but now just need to remember what's in which box! A labelling system is needed!