It’s been hot here. Day after day after day of hot…..so hot, and dry, that I spied a bee at the birdbath this morning when I was out watering. Of course, by the time I came back out with the camera, he’d gone. But I thought that a bee at the water’s edge was unusual!
Yesterday I decided to try something different, and with the air con working overtime, I can’t blame this aberration on the heat!!
For too long now I come up with ideas, or buy a fabric with intent, only to let them languish and, in some cases, become forgotten. Time to put a stop to this delinquent habit! I’ve also been reading the Bumble Beans blog and admire Victoria’s approach to quilt making. With all this in mind, I decided to take heart in hand, follow my instincts, step away from EQ5, and try a quilt on the run!
I gathered together the fabrics I thought I’d use with the 1950’s piece bought from Jennifer at the Dear Jane Exhibition a week ago, along with some that happened to jump out at me when I went to collect my tin….
…my tin, my pretty, pretty tin from Carol. (Thanks for ordering it in, Carol!) Here’s the new fabrics….
All in all, I’m very happy with this quilt and it was so much fun!! Not all the fabrics made it into the quilt – not a bad thing; they were there if needed (and will doubtless be used for something else!). There is also quite a bit of the centre 1950’s fabric left over too, ready for something else. I see visions of hand quilting this over Winter in a perle thread….perhaps grey? or mustard?……. Throwing caution to the wind is something I think I’ll be trying again! It’s a very freeing experience, and all this was made in one afternoon!!
Have you tried this type of thing? How did it work for you?