Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Accidental Quilt

When I got up this morning, I did not intend to make a quilt today.  I had some housecleaning to do, some "battening down" of the hatches in case Sandy gets too rambunctious in the next few days, and lots and lots of laundry.

I didn't even intend to make a quilt when I went upstairs this afternoon after dropping the Munchkin off at a birthday party.  I figured while he was gone I would take some time to straighten, and resort my Christmas present stash, and get my studio ready for a couple of commissioned projects that I am just waiting on supplies for...

And then, while straightening the DVDs and VHS tapes under the TV,  I stumbled upon a remnant of fabric...  a modern black fabric with multi-colored bars and stripes.  A remnant that I have no idea where I got, and no idea how it got stuck under with the videos and DVDs.

And then I started cutting.  And matching fabrics from my stash.  And sewing.  And before I went to pick up the Munchkin, I had 35 finished blocks ready to be assembled.

And by 10pm - after dinner and snuggling with a very tired boy with a tummy ache - and more laundry .. I ended up with this:

The colors don't show up well here - nighttime quilt photos just never seem to show up well.  The dark blocks are a chocolate pin dot, the light are a peach on cream mottled fabric, and the outer border is kind of a peachy cream with large creamy white dots.  The dark center blocks are kind of a black-grey printed with bands of various colors.. teal, orange, lime, brown, rust, gold, and even pink.

I am not sure how I am going to finish this one - or what I am going to do with it - but for now my Accidental Quilt is going in my pile of flimsies.  Not bad for a rainy dreary afternoon.  The cleaning can wait for another day.
 

8 comments:

Susan C said...

That would make a nice quilt for a man, even with the pink in it!

Hope the upset tummy feels better soon.

LYL MYM



Marj said...

That is a great accidental quilt. Think what you could do with a plan.lol

Jennifer said...

That's awesome! Beats cleaning any day :)

Suzan said...

Nothing like a little improv quilting! Amazed at how quickly it went together for you.

jillquilts said...

You are putting me to shame!!! :)

Jean(ie) said...

LOL... That makes me want to go upstairs and whip out a flimsy. I wish I could be spontaneous like you were.

I love it and it's modern feel.

Anjeanette said...

I wish this happened to me. Cleaning can always wait for another day. I love it. It is very modern!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Wow! That is a beautiful quilt for not meaning to make one! ;)