Autumn Colors

I am not a fan of batiks other than using them in landscape/animal type quilts.

I found a kit at a sewing expo from Sew Wonderful Dreams for an autumn table runner that I just loved. The blending of colors was very pretty.

When I opened up the package and saw the fabric, my first thought was “oh my.” My second thought was to go looking through my stash for other fabric.

Then I remembered another reason for buying the kit. I wanted to stretch my fabric comfort zone and this will certainly do the trick!

So I pieced away. First in long strips.

Then they were cut and pieced on the diagonal into a rectangle.

I had to trust the process. My impulse was to “fix” it as it didn’t seem to be going together as I thought it should.

Whenever I design a quilt, I know how the pieces are going to be sewn together as I have designed it. In this case, I didn’t have that background knowledge and it made me just a little nervous.

Here it is cut and sewn again.

I wonder if it will grow on me.

This isn’t the finished project, but a bridal shower present awaits (less than a week away) so I need to get busy on that.

So what project have you done lately that has pushed you out of your comfort zone?

Enjoy the journey,     Jackie