Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quiltlet: H is for Humpty Doo + Colour Me Happy

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Yes, Humpty Doo is a real Australian place name.  It's in the Northern Territory.  This one was in Australian Patchwork & Quilting vol. 17 no. 8.  Sometimes for these quiltlets I start with new fabrics, bought specially to explore an idea.  This one came about from the scraps left over from another project, a large quilt, Colour Me Happy, that was in the same issue of APQ.  It looks like this:
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So you can see how one begat the other.  The scraps weren't large, particularly the coloured fabric ones, but I had fun playing with them and making them into something, rather than just tossing them out.  There's a lot you can do with scraps...both my entries in this year's Sydney Quilt Show (on in June at Darling Harbour) are the result of using scraps, and were a lot of fun to make.
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Colour Me Happy actually started with that great black and white floral; it's an Alexander Henry fabric - they do some great, different, quirky fabrics and luckily there's a local shop that stocks such things.
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1 comment:

candyschultz said...

Wow I think that is my favorite one of yours so far.