I know I promised to show you what's up on the design wall, but that is still a major blank space.
I want to start a new project. Something for a loved one who needs a quilt to comfort and sustain her on a difficult journey. Not a huge bed sized quilt, but a nap quilt she can carry around the house. Her living room has a dark red couch and two light blue upholstered chairs.
I have always wanted to do Bonnie Blue's Second Hand Clothes pattern (honestly, can you believe I have never made that?). So I pulled some great reds, some nice blues and a ton of rich brown prints that have both red and blue in them. The idea was to go with her living room colors and be all color coordinated. Nice and safe, and a bit boring.
And then I pulled out these Kim Diehl fabrics in dark red, sage green, teal and rust. I could toss in some brown for one more color and have a beautiful quilt. And it would still look stunning on the back of her dark red couch. People on difficult journeys need more color, don't you agree?
After spending about two hours pulling reds, light blues and browns, I think I am going in a different direction. Something about the Second Hand Clothes pattern calls for not just merely scrappy, but more colors in the mix.
Dear me, you should see my sewing room. All tidied up last week and now looks like a cyclone hit it! But I am on to something and will persevere! Nobody ever said creativity was neat.
Hope you all had a lovely Easter Sunday. We had a family brunch and it was so terrific to have everyone together! And those who couldn't be there were much missed.