Wednesday, June 15, 2011


A while ago I finally finished this little quilt. It's my first following an actual pattern; more or less anyway, since I actually made it bigger than the pattern called for. It's a perfect size for tucking around me while I read, except that I keep finding it on my daughter's bed. I love it. It makes it seem like spring/summer inside even though the temperatures have been unseasonably low.

Which brings me to my point. It's time to start another quilt. I've been looking at my quilting magazines and quilting books I've borrowed from the library. I've been eyeballing my fabric stash (yes, I have one of those too. Don't judge me!) So far all I've managed to figure out is that I want to make a quilt that will fit at least a twin sized bed, preferably larger. I want to use fabrics that will make me happy. I don't want a fiddly pattern. I'm not ready for that yet. But that's not to say that I want to use a boring pattern because then it'll just end up in the unfinished pile. I am planning on buying one of those quilting stencils and practicing my hand quilting this summer. In the interest of speed I think I will machine-piece it. Now to just select the perfect pattern.


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Beautiful quilt!

Ali P said...

I find log cabin to be FAST and efficient if you want speed. Placement of the blocks can change the overall look of the entire quilt. There is a book called Quilt In A Day or something really can make a log cabin quickly with this method if you have the attention span...not like me who has been working on her's for X number of YEARS! xxxxoooo