Design and Planning frenzy


Over the past couple of weeks, since my last posting of August 2, I’ve been in a frenzy – or daze – or an obsession – about planning some new quilts. I’ve finished up the tops that I really wanted to get done…the leaf border on one of them will have to wait. I really needed to find some new fabric combinations, some new block designs, something interesting to keep me motivated. I haven’t done much sewing at all during these two weeks, just a lot of book and magazine browsing, EQ designing, web shop browsing, and of course going through my stash over and over and over.

So these will be my latest works in progress, I think –

Sleep Tight in Poseyville, by Beth Ferrier, using fabrics from Moda Portugal line. The green leaves in each corner of the blocks are appliqued. I’ve got one block sewn, and is it ever a departure from my usual colours – pale yellow, white, and pink.

Secret Garden, by Cindy Lammon, using Moda Glace. I think I’ll be making changes to some of the blocks – switching one for another. I’ve never made a primarily red and blue quilt – and these colours are softer than the usual repros I commonly use.

And, Plain and Simple bed quilt from Kim Diehl, using Gypsy Rose charm squares and a “nutmeg” coloured flannel – its about time I had a flannel bed quilt for winter!

During all this dreaming and planning, I was hoping to come up with a couple of miniatures and or wall hangings. I have lots of scraps, put into zip loc baggies so they’re kind of coordinate. Somehow I ended up with all large quilts…but I do hope to soon make a small one to freshen things up for late summer/fall. Oh, and of course get to some quilting of the tops I do have ready to go.


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