Sunday, March 31, 2013

I Think I've Been Bitten ~





Yes, it's the inspiration bug that bit me. 



  ~ Photo borrowed from Tina's blog ~

I thought and thought about Tina's "Low Volume, Bright Hopes" block until I just had to try it. 



 Sophie added the information that explained the how to's (thank you, Sophie!) 

 


I think it became an obsession (you know what I mean, don't you?) to try this one because I was so busy with school stuff (report cards again) that I could never find the time to just sit down and try it.


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  Easter break began on Good Friday before I could be sitting at the sewing machine.
I'm trying to show the 80 blocks in a stack, but I already had begun to sew....
looking down on the stack

one strip



then, another ~






 now, 4 rows!



There are now 2 flimsy tops, ready for the next baby gift needed ~

But, Wait! Lookie what hooked me in now:

Photo borrowed from Tina of Seaside Stitches

Isn't it sweet?!? I think I need to try this one, also. Keep the inspiration bugs coming, I am enjoying this!







"Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart" Psalm 37:4

27 comments:

  1. You are inspired! Beautiful low volume blocks! I love the center pops of color!

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  2. Great job of low volume/bright pop piecing. I'm glad your are getting something stitching in--I tell myself everyday that I'll get some done, but I don't.

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  3. I do LOVE that low volume design!!! This blogging world is so full of inspiration!

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  4. Wow! You've been very productive during your break!

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  5. Great idea.......and I love a scrappy quilt!

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  6. Both ideas are wonderful -- so inspiring!

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  7. It is an addiction that we share...😉

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  8. Laughing over here...you sound just like me...cannot help but get bitten by the inspiration bug! Your work looks great, as always. Easter Blessings to you.

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  9. Nice blocks .. might have to try them myself.

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  10. I love the low volume blocks. Great job!

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  11. Lovely fabrics. These tops look great. What a wonderful bug to have!

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  12. We can all relate! That's why we share, to make other quilters as crazed as we are!

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  13. Oh yes!! Keep the inspiration coming. I do love your low volume, bright hopes for sure. Fantastic!!!!

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  14. I also get "inspired" but sometimes that inspiration just sits there for a long time. I have a file in my sewing room with "quilts I want to make". Eventually they hit the file of "quilts I HAVE to make". Some of them even get left behind. The other day I went to sew a backing together and could hardly find my sewing table. So I spent an hour just tossing out, folding up, trimming off, putting away and dreaming of my next quilt. Never did get the backing made. Maybe today. Your inspiration ended with a darling little quilt top.

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  15. Oh, I love that insect...er, bug...eh Muse or something! I saw that low volume quilt too and fell in love, but fortunately, I had a vaccination of other unfinished projects to protect me...bit I love yours! Beautiful! He is risen!

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  16. Hahaha! Isn't it funny how that bug tends to hang around for a while when he comes to visit? I love it!!! Your low volume blocks quilt is too darn cute!!!

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  17. Your Inspiration Quilt, Bright Hope, is coming along great. Isn't it fun when somethings comes along and inspires you? I like that last inspiration quilt, too!

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  18. Oh boy, everything looks terrific.....what fun!
    How are those little houses coming along?
    These square within a square would look so cute in the same quilt with
    the houses!

    I can't wait to get my sewing room set up when I get home.

    Happy Sewing

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  19. great quilt and good way to use those scraps that I keep accumulating...and YES, I can see it would be addictive too!!

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  20. Yes....bloggy inspiration gets me in a LOT of trouble!!! This is fantastic Gwen!! Great for the scraps!!

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  21. Sure love that low volume (bright hopes) quilt. Those are just the sort of colors I like, so I can sure understand your obsession with wanting to make it. I'm happy to see you enjoying yourself. Keep up the great work!

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  22. I love that pattern that you have done. So cute!
    The next pattern that you have been "bitten with" looks complicated. Is it? It sure is pretty.

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  23. I saw lots of spring colors on your blog. Loved the mosiacs--they are so cheerful.

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  24. Oh yes -- we know all about obsessions! Your low volume quilt will be perfect for a baby -- so pretty!

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  25. Gorgeous! I love the colors!!!!!

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  26. Pretty darn charming - your "Low Volume Bright Hopes" project. I would love to try it.

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  27. Happy Mothers' Day, Pokey !

    Haven't seen you surface since this post around Easter-time, so I just wanted to say that I hope you and Larry are doing well and everything is good !
    Be blessed, and keep enjoying those quilts !

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Hello! Thank you for taking time to peek in! If you say hi, I do my best to send back the love :-}pokey