I've been paper piecing...


... lots of pretty fans!

I do have a layout planned... 

but I thought I'd play around...

and see what other patterns I could come up with.

You never know what ideas may be sparked

Fresh inspiration for other possible quilts. 

I would call this one Rainbow Serpent.

And this one Colour Wave.

I'm really enjoying these happy curves with all their possibilities...


 In fact you could say - I'm have a Fan-Tastic time!!   :)

I hope your sewing is making you smile too! 

I've been paper piecing...

42 comments

  1. these are gorgeous - love your color choices!

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  2. Yum! Your fans look great! So many favorite fabrics. And all those possibilities are very interesting.

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  3. How fun are these? what happy colors. I love the snake designs myself, but they are all awesome.
    Thanks for the morning inspiration!

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  4. Fantabulous Fans. So many possibilities Which one will you choose? great photo shoot!!

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  5. You are having fun, aren't you!? All very pretty! Would your plan have something to do with dishes???

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  6. Just fabulous whatever way they go together!

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  7. Honestly every time you post something I think it can't get better and each time you come up with more beautiful makes!! Love the curves and the fun patterns! Can not wait to see the result :)

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  8. Pretty much what Lucy said :) These are fantastic, can't wait to see which design you go with.

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  9. your sewing makes me smile, too :-)
    love the 4th picture, but I'm sure any design you choose will be fabulous

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  10. Lovely fans or color! Will be looking forward to see how you end up putting them together...Julierose

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  11. What a load of fun, I love your fans and I love paper piecing.

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  12. They are FANtastic. Clever you.

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  13. Wow - these are so beautiful! Your post made me smile all the way through it. Actually, I have looked at it a few times - the fabrics you have used are fabulous! I think I'd like your stash!!

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  14. So bright and cheery! I love the first layout, but the rest is also fun!

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  15. Love all that colorful goodness--no matter how you place them. Exploring possibilities is definitely one of my favorite parts of the creative process.

    I can't wait to see how these end up!

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  16. These are gorgeous!! Endless delightful designs!

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  17. what fun! I love all the different layouts, how will you ever decide? (- :

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  18. I really like the way your keeping the colors together for each fan. I'm anxious to see what you do with them. LOL the serpent design reminds me of the picture of you and that snake a while back !

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  19. So many pattern ideas from such a simple shape - wonderful stuff! (Just to let you know - I DID make a Swoon Town ceramic bowl which I will blog about soon and link to you - it came out great!) xCathy

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  20. Lots of fantastic fun! I would say that you can't go wrong with any of those designs.

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  21. I love your scrappy fans!! They make me want to get out my paper and make some too--a fan club!

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  22. Fabulous colors! Your fans are just beautiful! Makes me want to break mine back out and do some more work even though mine are not nearly as exciting!

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  23. I'm sitting in an airport, blog reading on my iPad and when I got to your page, your blocks jumped off the screen! They are fantastic, the freshest quilting project I've seen all summer. I love the snake version, but am sure whatever you decide on will be quite wonderful!

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  24. They look so so great. All the variations are pretty neat too.

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  25. Totally and utterly LOVE those fans(and those uber cool layouts)

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  26. Love your fans. It makes me want to make some.

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  27. Oh Rachael you use the happiest fabrics out...they always put a smile on my dial!

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  28. I just love it when you say '...and then I thought I'd play around!' I know I am gonna smile, I know I'll see something joyful, exuberant and really interesting. You have not disappointed!

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  29. These look stunning. Fantastic colours!! And so many possibilities!!

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  30. Love, Love, Love!! The colors are wonderful! This will be one happy quilt.

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  31. oh these are delicious! No wonder you can't stop playing with them. I think I like them all stacked like in your first photo best of all!

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  32. Happy curves indeed. Looks like you are having lots and lots of fun.

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  33. Tante idee e tanti spunti ci hai regalato!!!!!
    Ciao

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  34. Love these!!!!! Did you draw up your own fans, or are they from a pattern? Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  35. LOL, isn't it fun to play with the pieces? I actually really liked the waves, too.

    Is this the Kaffe pickle dish variation? Your colours are so cheerful, I think you are off to a wonderful start!

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  36. Your fans are making me smile. They look fantastic. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with yours. I am working from home this weekend so no sewing for me. I will be happy seeing what everyone else is making.

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  37. A little late, but I love the rainbow serpent!

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  38. So many possibilities! Your paper piecing looks great!

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  39. WOW, is this one finished??? Love Love Love it !!!

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