i started working on my next quilt today. after finishing a quilt, i usually feel like i need to take a break. plus, this summer has been a busy one. and, when it’s nice outside i don’t always want to be inside sewing. for all of these reasons, i haven’t done any quilting/sewing for 3 months!
i think another issue i have is i usually get motivated to make a quilt/project when i know what i’m making it for. i like to have a person/occasion in mind. i need to be more spontaneous with my quilting and just start making something without worrying about what i’m going to do with it. also, i think i need to be less ambitious sometimes. the best part about a project is seeing it finished. i’d like to sometimes get there faster.
with these things in mind, i started the first quilt that i think will end up in my house. the quilt is going to be pretty simple, i think. it will be 10 regular-sized mayflower blocks (see megan’s pouch below). and then, the remainder will be negative, white space. i like quilts with lots of negative space, i think they look modern and cool. and, of course, having lots of negative space will be faster because i have to make fewer pieced blocks.
i am very excited about the fabric i choose for the blocks. it is from a collection called “paint” for windham fabrics. i bought a fat quarter bundle from the fat quarter shop.
the fabric is graphic, colorful, and quirky. i found it because i was looking for a text print. this collection has a lot of text within it and it’s very cool. i still need to figure out a backing fabric, but that will be for another day!