Part of me wonders if the improv nature of these drunk love blocks would be easier for me if I were drunk...
The more I work on my hope chest quilt for Kayla, the more it feels like I'm not improv-ing enough. I'm about 20 blocks into this quilt now, it's overtaking my design wall, and while I do definitely love it, I worry that it's too modern for someone I don't even know. I'm trying not to be too wonky, for fear that someone outside of our little quilting world wouldn't necessarily understand that - I know my mother, for instance, doesn't get the whole wonky thing, she thinks it makes things look a bit shoddy and poorly made. I disagree, but then again, I disagree with my mother about a lot of things. ;)
Anyway, so this quilt is moving right along, which makes me happy. I'm hoping to wrap the blocks up soon so I can get back to wrapping up the blocks for my Single Girl quilt. I'm feeling pretty recharged and ready to climb that last mountain of curves for those blocks, before it becomes a total UFO.
Sidebar...have you ever been hesitant to cut into the last pieces of fabric for a quilt? I always like to have extra fabric lying about for a quilt, and with this quilt,I'm using a couple of fabrics I've been hoarding for a while...namely one of my favorite prints from Erin McMorris's Park Slope. That dark pink swirly print is the one I'm talking about. I cut up the last of it this morning for this quilt, and it was awfully sad. It took all I had in me to not hop online and order another half-yard of it from some place. Are you like that,too, when you use up your favorite fabrics? Do you rush out to replace them in your stash?
Have an awesome Friday everyone! And don't forget, Friday Night Sew In is coming up on 3/18, the day before National Quilting Day, and I'm going to participate (officially) for the first time. Come join in the fun, feed the family and then sew the night away!
Friday, March 11, 2011