Hidden treasures……

I decided to go through two boxes that are in a half hidden place.  In one of them I found this improv piece that I made about 12 years ago.  The indecision that kept it in a box was how much to trim it down and what shape to leave the edges.  It is a small piece, under 30″.  I think I need to finish it now.

Another thing I found was this favorite piece of fabric, put in a safe place so I wouldn’t accidentally cut into it without a plan.  It’s time to make a plan.


29 thoughts on “Hidden treasures……

  1. that pink is painful to the eyes!!!! and I love the print in the second photo. It looks like graffiti! I can just see it used for the side of a wall/or train element in an art quilt!!!

  2. I think i would narrow the right (large) side of the small piece – not with a straight edge … Then i would decide what comes next.

    That bottom print is fabulous – what a glorious find!

  3. On the pink, why not go improvisational all the way, just trim and keep the curves and bind it for a wall piece?

    I haven't been reading long, but did go back and look at every post finally. Your blog's name truly reflects your quilting style now – the use of color that's bold & lively, exuberant! Congratulations on reaching the 3000 post mark, I look forward to reading many more.

  4. Actually, the composition on the first piece is great the way it is. Trim the edges just enough so they are even but keep the great curves. Cut off as little as possible. Love the little bit of blue polka dot, too. Definitely a keeper.

  5. That improv piece is wonderful. How about making the left edge on our photo the top (maybe with a bit more pronounced curve) and then add some dangling beads at the bottom (now the right edge in our photo). This will be a wonderful wall hanging.

  6. That Hoffman print is stunning! Such vibrant color and I love the random feeling of it. And your little improve piece is very cool. Like how you added the strip of purple dotted fabric. I have an improve piece that has almost the same 'outline' and I haven't figured how I want to trim mine either. I'm going to be watching what you do very closely.

  7. You and I have a lot of the same fabrics. I have a piece of that put away too! Will have to look through my “special” drawer soon to see what else I've forgotten. Watching you sew with “my” fabrics is almost as good as doing it myself!

  8. I'd keep the first piece as is… Make it a wall hanging to keep.
    The favorite fabric would make a great panel with a narrow border then blocks around it. Love it.

  9. I love your improv piece. I actually have some very favorite fabric, which reminds me very mich of it, though my fabric is black, white, and blue. I'm not giving advice, because im sure what you end up doing will be much more exciting than anything I can suggest off the top of my head. I'll look forward to seeing it.
    And don't save your favorite fabric for the great garage sale in the sky, as I just read somewhere!

  10. In looking through my fabrics Today, I found the fabrics I purchased a year ago for your “two for one” pattern. (In my mind I call it
    “half the work, twice the fun.”
    Thanks to your excellent index of postings, I was able to locate the pdf, and am ready to cut. Fortunately, I still love the fabrics I chose.
    sally in st. paul

  11. Fun finds and of course brilliant color. Will be waiting to see how you will finish the first piece and what you will create with the second one.


  12. I don't know what the problem is, but I am having trouble signing up for commenting on your blog, so I will be anonymous until I figure out why. It tells me I don't own my i.d., whatever that means. Frustrating Word press…Anyway…Congratulations on the 3000th. But more congratulations on the many amazing quilts you have made and the many others you are teaching you wonderful ways. I have been reading your blog for several months and I have to say it is the highlight of my day. So inspirational and you have helped me get out of my flunk after the deaths of my parents the couple years. Here's wishing you many more years of loving what you do.

  13. Wow…a plan..I have never much made plans..Cannot wait to see it.

    BTW What did you say I should do with the Christmas Cacti still in the window, no blooms..until frost free?

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