I have been in designing mode for a couple of days now.
This big box of cottons and threads are some of my 'treasures' that I brought back from my UK visit. They WERE in my mothers stash, and now they are in mine, haha.
I envisage many happy days of stitching and/or crocheting.
The following projects are ones that need a bit more planning, arranging, and organizing.
The 12 crazy quilt blocks for CQJP 2012 are finished and need arranging for their final placement.
I have auditioned a variety of fabric colours for the borders, and decided not to go with sashing on them as they look rather good right next to each other.
I have made my colour choice, but will not reveal it to you just yet, in case I change my mind (I usually do).
The middle section has been created and needs a few more stitches added until I am happy to add it to the quilt.
My crazy quilt for CQJP 2013 (yep, I have signed up for another year of craziness). I can see this quilt in my head, I just need to get it sorted in fabric and stitched up.
I worked through a few major design problems last year, so I should be better prepared for this one (famous last words haha).
Last year the size of my blocks was 9" square. They were very labour intensive on hand-stitching. Don't get me wrong here, I love, love love hand-stitching, but I had trouble keeping up with creating one block a month because I wanted more and more embellishments added to them.
So this year, I am going for a complete change - minimalist.
Ok, I can hear all those groans.
How can a crazy quilt be minimalist?
Well, the answer is ..... I'm not sure!
I have an idea, but I shall have to experiment a little bit with it to find out if it really works, and, more importantly, if I like it.
I have a feeling this is going to be another learning curve where I find out more about myself too.
As for the colour scheme for this quilt, lol....... IT too will be a complete change from last year.
I am in URGENT need of some colour in my life.
I pulled out a lot of my bright fabrics and laid them on the table.
The following pic is of the fabrics that made it to the short list. And you can see I have narrowed it down a bit more since taking the photo.
LOOK!!! NO PURPLE
So that is what I have been up to so far this week.
Now let the stitching fun begin.