Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tallahassee Anna

It's no secret that my favorite way to piece is improv.  I love the freedom, the spontaneity, the creativity of it.  It's fun to see an idea evolve as I sew.  But sometimes I feel in need of the precision of paper piecing.  This is one of those weeks.
Jenny generously traded a huge bag of Anna Maria Horner Bohemian scraps with me.  I definitely got the better end of the trade, but she's big hearted like that.  You have to check out Jenny's amazing Bohemian quilt.  I wanted to use a small paper pieced block with this raging rock star line (I mean hot pink leopard print with paisley?!) for fun. I found this sweet block on quilter's cache.   Each block finishes at 6 inches. They are called Tallahassee blocks, and as I used to live there, they were an easy choice.
I've paired the wild prints with a demure Michael Miller Old Script in cream and brown.
I think I want to add another element in the quilt.  I'm not sure if it will be improv or more persnickety.  I guess I'll see how I'm feeling when I finish up these blocks.

9 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

These are great and whether intentional or not, the script fabric adds great movement.

Sigrun said...

What a great block! And very cool fabric...

Sigrun said...

What a great block! And very cool fabric...

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Great block and your fabric choices are awesome!

susan said...

love.
great choice on the background fabric

felicity said...

Oh score! I love Bohemian. And I love what you're up to here!

Rachel Hauser said...

What a fun project! I have enjoyed using that old script print too. It's perfect with these brights!

Mandy said...

I love this script fabric. Is it part of the Bohemian line, too?

Maria said...

The blocks are so divine and you do have an amazing friend (who was willing to part with the yummy fabrics) !! I am really excited to see how the whole quilt evolves :)