Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Village Quilt...

So, in the back of my mind, I've always wanted to try making a quilt and even more so since going to the IQF in 2010 & 2011, but I never actually took the steps necessary, like choosing fabric and settling on a design. And, true to my crafting habits, I like to dive right in, and not read ahead, that would be less fun!! (ha!) Anyway, when gobs of precut pretty fabric landed in my lap, from my friend who doesn't have a problem giving up hobbies like I kind of got me thinking that I'd actually try to make one someday. Flash forward 3 months, and I was struck by inspiration out of nowhere when I saw the bright colors sticking out of their bag and thought that it had to be made into something pretty, ASAP. I played with the strips & colors, without a grand plan in mind, and before I knew it, I had assembled a panel of 12 strips in graduating colors.

Then I looked more carefully at the stash and I realized there were 4 strips cut in each of the 12 colors, so I went ahead and made 3 more panels. Then I was even more puzzled, because I didn't know how I could join all these together to form something cohesive enough for a throw, and I went back to the stash... there were even more precut strips that I had passed over before, and these were shorter than the original long strips I had made into the panels.

After playing with the colors and shapes, my quilt (top) had taken shape! I had a nice, square-ish design. I thought, wow, that was cool, thinking I was pretty much done. Never really having given any thought as to HOW a quilt comes into BEING!

Since you've been such patient's a sneak peek of the plan thus far...


  1. FINALLY!!!!! It is so freaking gorgeous!!!!! Can't wait to see the finished product!!!!