Monday, 30 January 2012

The Plan

At my age, making New Year's Resolutions is probably pushing my luck.  Besides, they are never easy to keep and I always end up guilt wracked at not achieving my goals.  However, I have a plan.  It's an open-ended plan, so no pressure to complete by a certain deadline.

I visited my local fabric store on Saturday to help formulate my plan.  I always feel so much better when I walk out of a quilt shop with a bag containing some fabric, no matter how modest. These three fabrics are the beginnings of what will eventually be this:

It looks like a wall hanging, doesn't it?  

Wrong.  It's a king size quilt.  Yes, I like a challenge.

 Kim McLean is an Australian quilter and designer and I have long admired her creations.  After discovering this blog I was inspired to dip my toe in the water and get back to what I really love, quilting.  I am waiting on a shipment of Kaffe Fassett Fabrics to arrive, including 7.2 metres of background fabric, and then my plan will be put into action.

I am writing this with the full knowledge that my sewing room contains unfinished quilt tops in the dark reaches of my fabric cupboard.  I have at least one from each decade.  

Who can forget the mad frenzy whipped up with the resurgence of Baltimore Quilts of the early 1990s?  My five completed blocks are too precious to see daylight and/or I am waiting for one of my daughters to take up the challenge.  Not going to happen.  

In the meantime, I am having a lovely time filling in orders for heart garlands on my Etsy and MadeIt shops in time for Valentine's Day.  Or weddings.  And at least they are finished products.


Chrisy said...

oh my baby that's one damn fine looking project you've got there! The fabric choices are's going to be wonderful...i so look forward to seeing how it progresses....

Amanda Francey said...

Lovely fabric and design! Can't wait to see the work in progress. I'm sure it won't join the others in the dark reaches. I have many half started creations stashed somewhere, so you're not alone! I love those sweet heart garlands!