The headboard is demanding a new quilt.
The weather in San Diego is laughing at us : "a QUILT, you crazy woman? How about a bag of ice in front of a fan?" It's been about 90* outside this week. I'm not joking. This is fall in Southern California, apparently.
But eventually we may want something covering us while we sleep. Especially if the Navy decides to send us back to a place that recognizes seasons. And that something should look good with our headboard. (Right now our duvet is navy and navy + black is not fantastic.)
Enter the quilt mission.
I bought this book because it had good reviews and that top left photo is exactly what I want except the wrong colors and slightly wrong pattern.
It arrived Wednesday, and let me tell you : this book is insane.
Usually I buy craft books to get new ideas and see pretty photos. I don't spend too much time actually reading them unless I am confused on how to do something. This book, however, is basically a text book with amazing images. If there was a college class called "Quilting 101" this would be the required reading. And I would skip every class, read this book and then ace the final.
I absolutely love it. And I now have so much to learn. (I have already learned that you cannot just "wing-it" with quilt making.) I have no idea how long this project is going to take. And if we want to have a baby in the next few years, I should start on her quilt yesterday so I can give it to her when she goes to college.
But oh man, I'm inspired. If I wasn't so daunted by finding the right fabric I'd be sewing right now.