This summer has obviously been busy and the fall is looking just as crazy. Much of what's on my list professionally for the next few months is writing, writing and more writing. I'll be developing content for my Big Picture class and helping out with another e-course (more details on both projects in the next few months). Interesting stuff, for sure, but I am on the hunt for more just for fun creative projects to provide a counter balance to all the computer work.
When I look at my list of materials still to go, I am super inspired. There are some fun things left to play with on there. After some thought, I decided I'm going to dive into fabric next and make my third quilt.
Each time I attempt a quilt, I get a little more technical. I went from freehanding unmeasured "squares" in a random pattern, to lined up rectangles and next it's...triangles! I've been pinning triangle quilts for the last few months, and while this one will look nothing like those, I'm excited to finally get started.
I spent an hour at Joann's the other day picking out fabric. I never do that. I'm more of a "get in, get out, get working" type person. (Unless the store is Target and I'm there with my mom. Then we can wander up and down the same aisles six times and not get bored.)
I wound up with fabrics out of my normal color comfort zone and pattern zone.
Unlike the other two, this quilt will not be going on our bed, and it will be smaller (I picked up batting that's 45x60 inches). I'll probably use it as a couch blanket (we have three in heavy rotation at the moment, but I could always use more).
My favorite part already is that the border will be that kelly green stripe. Using a patterned fabric for the border is something I would have never thought of but since I saw it, can't get it out of my head.
I did my fabric cutting on Tuesday night and now my little pile of triangles needs to wait patiently while I get some other stuff accomplished. I'll keep you posted for sure.