Just Play!

I love starting a new quilt!  I really have no business starting something  new, when I should be starting the last (yipee!) block of  Friends of Baltimore, but it’s what I do!  The more quilts I have one the go, the happier I am.  I believe that a body in motion stays in motion and creativity breeds creativity!  So, this is what I did today….I played!

This quilt is called Annabelle.  It is based on a quilt made by Ann Daggs in New York and dated 1818.   This is my focus fabric.  I think of choosing fabrics for a quilt like choosing actors for a movie.  Only one fabric (or actor) can play the leading role.


And, no movie is complete without a supporting cast!


So, once I chose most of my fabrics, I started cutting, prepping and audtioning.  At this stage, I just lay everything out on the paper pattern and play!


Once I “say yes to the dress”, I start to glue pieces onto the background.


I like to give myself lots of options.  I have chosen 3 different fabrics for the leaves.  I love them all!




Til next time…



9 thoughts on “Just Play!

  1. That is a tough choice for the leaves, but the fussy cut flowers are devine. I love to fussy cut and pulling fabrics is a favorite activity.
    Gale in Atlanta

  2. I totally agree that creativity breeds creativity–keeps our minds thinking for sure! Love your fussy cut flowers. They are wonderful!

  3. Oh I love all your fabric choices. It is fun to start something new, but too many new projects weigh heavy on me, so I try to keep it down to three at a time. I am looking forward to seeing how this one progresses.

  4. Kerry, your focus fabric is gorgeous! I think you’re right about creativity breeding creativity. Maybe I need another project to whet my whistle.
    Is the pattern called Annabelle, or is that your name for it?

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