Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Several months ago, I offered to make a friend a quilt. When I asked her what colours she liked I got a lot of answers like well...that's not my favourite colour, or I don't like that colour at all, or I already have something that colour, etc. I was really feeling stumped and then she told me she would like a neutral and brown quilt but not really scrappy looking. Whaaat!!!! Hold your horses and put on the brakes...I have made several quilts in the past while that did have brown and neutral but they were very scrappy and they were not really neutral looking. What to do...what to do....I just couldn't seem to come up with anything that I could use my stash with. I don't really want to go out and buy fabric. I need to keep my costs down and really, I do have plenty of fabric already. So even though a couple months have passed, I couldn't start making her quilt because quite frankly I had no idea what to do.
Didn't I just clean this up?
Over the past week I kept pulling bits of fabric out of the stash and looking at different block patterns and still nothing. One evening, as I stood in front of my messy cutting area where I have lots of fabric hanging around that I am using for my Engineer's Wife blocks - remember they use blue and brown fabrics - I got an idea and I just started cutting and sewing. I seem to have started an improv quilt. I don't have a pattern or sizes or anything planned so we will see where it goes and how it looks. It just may all end up in the orphan block bins. I don't even know if it is a style that she will like. For now, I will keep going with it and see what happens.