I bought this fabulous book last Thursday and ever since have been dreaming patchwork and scrappy fabric creations!
My sewing mojo had well and truly disappeared months and months, maybe even a year ago. I'll have to look back on the blog to see because I really can't think of the last thing I sewed on my machine. It didn't help that the sewing room was a tip and I couldn't find my sewing machine cable anywhere - it turned out it was in a drawer in the kitchen!
Anyway, a trip to a new local quilting shop last week found me buying Sunday Morning Quilts - and oh what a gorgeous book it is! I have read it cover to cover and just love the projects in it. I have also been obsessively reading Crazy Mom Quilts' blog archives on my kindle late into the night!
Dot and I spent last Saturday afternoon sorting the sewing room (again! it tends to be where all the furniture and "stuff" goes when we try to tidy the house)
And now my head is totally bursting with colour combinations and ideas that I want to try and projects that need revisiting.
This morning Mr Locket suggested I made a list as there was just too much going on in my head and I couldn't think where to start.
So here it is:
- make a yellow and white log cabin quilt - I've been planning a yellow and white "some kind of quilt" for a while and have collected all the fabrics
- sew some scrappy hexagons
- finish my Spiderweb quilt - started in 2009 then abandoned. I've actually been working on it this week and I love it all over again
- make a ticker tape mini quilt or canvas from the book
- make an up, up and away mini quilt - the pattern uses the tiny triangles you get when you trim the corners off binding strips! How fabulous is that? I don't actually have any of those triangles but the concept is brilliant :o)
- bind my most clever quilt that has just been professionally machine quilted (I'm picking it up on Saturday afternoon, binding it on Saturday night and giving it as a Golden Wedding Anniversary present on Sunday morning - 3 ½ years late!) More details and photos next week
- quilt and bind my seedling wall quilt
- sew a cushion with yellow hexies on a grey background
- quilt and bind my pinwheel quilt
- finish my Lucie Summers pinwheel
Today I went back to the new quilt shop for a sit and sew session and asked lots of advice on the quilting for my pinwheel and seedling quilts and had my first play at free motion quilting - golly, it's hard when you are first starting out but I hope I will improve with practice. I have ordered the right foot for my machine and plan to keep trying. I would like to free motion the seedling quilt but I will probably hand quilt the pinwheel.
And I couldn't help but buy some more strips of fabric to add to my scrappy collections........
It would have been rude not to buy them, honestly!
But now I need to do a friend a favour and knit the borders for a blanket she has been making for her mum's 80th birthday next week.
So much crafting to do - what a nuisance that I have to go to work tomorrow! ;o)