Monday, 14 February 2011

playing again............

Being a "type 2" crafter means I have a habit of starting a new project.............
Yep I am at it again...............
Using a jelly roll and one of those Jelly Rolls books I got to this stage and have no border fabrics...............
Bugger.........will have to track some down.......only got a Jelly roll from Sarah when I brought this "Beach House" Blackbird Designs.........The blue is actually from "Garden Party" and for another project......but just seeing for the effect......also ....whether I frame it with a thin brown border............I have some jelly roll strips left yet.............Decisions decisions decisions..........
It's really dry here now and i had to do "brown" for the Snappy Friends post.........was struggling then realised everything around me is brown.....
....storms floating around but not leaving any rain........

And the dreaded umbrella grass has invaded me again.............not lots yet
but I am sure more is coming...........
Cooler day here today...........this is the 2nd day we have had this year under 30deg Cel.........
no wonder it is dry..........
Catch you later..............


Chookyblue

30 comments:

  1. I really like that design Chooky, clever use of colour there. As for browning off - woah, rather you than me sweet, it looks very dry and hopefully you will get rain before too long.
    keep cool, hugs
    Miche'le

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  2. I like both borders.... together... :) Hope you can track down some beach house or something that works well with it. :)

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  3. love the touch of blue, fingers crossed for rain

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  4. Hi Chooky i like the blue border then you could bind the quilt with the brown or another dark colour.luv your pics you are very clever.
    cheers shez

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  5. Me too, I love the touch of blue..
    That sky looks threatning, hope it rains...we could do with some rain too, our dam is way too low!
    Julia

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  6. I like the blue and the brown borders. What a cute top.

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  7. Great quilt!! Love the effect.

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  8. lovely quilt there Donna, I think a small brown border sets it off nicely then the wider blue,... just my humble opinion.

    Great photo shots!

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  9. I love the quilt. The design is verry pretty.

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  10. Love that pattern looks really good in those colours too , here is me mouning about no summer this year :) we have not had a ripe tomamto yet let alone anything else

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  11. type 2 crafter...hahahaha...hehehehe!
    Love that quilt top though!

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  12. I like your quilt pattern and choice of fabrics. The blue looks good with it.

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  13. Thank you for helping me realize what I am...a Type 2. Never heard of that, but I think a lot of us qualify. Love your quilt. Aren't those Jelly Rolls fun to work with.

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  14. What a pretty quilt. We are supposed to get rain this week, I will try to send you some too. LOL!

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  15. I like the brown first. Sets off the rest of it well. Pretty quilt, I love that pattern and the fabrics.

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  16. I like that use of the jelly roll...I have a couple sitting here that I received as gifts...not sure what to do woth them...I like yours. I hope you get some rain..we are supposed to get a bit of rain in a couple of days...it's cooled off a bit too! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  17. Great pattern and colours. Good luck with finishing it.

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  18. Hey I think it's cool to be a type 2 crafter, I like it!!! Lovely quilt...hope it rains for you soon. I know how you feel with storms rolling around and nothing much happening...Have a great day!!! Dzintra

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  19. the quilt is going to be awesome! the good thing is, that the blackbird designs fabric collections often are nearly perfect matches among each other.
    I'd probably go just with the blue border (although the idea of a containment middle border would also be breat...maybe even a cream one to lighten the quilt??). looking forward to the finished top!
    i also cross my fingers for rain!
    julia

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  20. Im thinking both borders - the blue definately works so I hope you can find something similar to use

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  21. Great looking quilt Chooky and photos. That umbrella grass is freaky.

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  22. From one type 2 to another - I love the quilt top - and at least you've got it to the border stage already! Looks like a tricky layout though - lots of points to line up - too tricky for this type 2 crafter, I think!

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  23. Crikey, it's either floods or a heatwave! Crazy weather, huh!

    Oh I have that book. Yet to make something from it yet. I like your quilt...colours blend well together.

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  24. I like the narrow brown border. I love jelly rolls, rolled up they are irresistible. So I keep buying them but as yet have not used them for anything.
    Thanks for all the information you write about blogging. Being a new blogger I have found it quite helpful

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  25. Love the pattern.

    I have one of those implements in my yard too!

    We're past-dry here too. It's gotta rain sometime.

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  26. Honestly, if I could melt some of this snow and send it on as liquid, I would.
    Go with the blue!

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  27. I like the quilt and the blue border; the brown not so much. But then I don't care much for brown in quilts. (Now watch, the next thing you know I'll probably be making a quilt all in shades of brown.)

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  28. Blue and browns are always great in my book. We are so cold her, I'd love just a little of your sunshine.

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  29. Your quilt looks amazing and you started and almost finished - Yay.
    Like those colours together.

    Hope you get some rain soon. We had one of those storms yesterday that went right by!

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