Sunday, March 21, 2010

yesterday and today

Yesterday was Nat'l Quilt Day. I didn't sew one damn thing. I awoke to a doggie's bad reaction to a tranquilizer and vaccines and spent 1.5 hrs first thing in the am cleaning said doggie and carpet and kennel, etc.  Then the day went about it's usual business where kid stuff became more important than mom stuff. 

After taking 2 kids to the airport to get out of here and go visit with their dad, I decided to stop at my LQS. I found I had the urge to see bright and pretty fabrics, maybe buy one. After 30 min. browsing, I felt I had to buy more than one. It was time to do something quick for me. I browsed 30 min. more. And then decided what to do. A lap quilt, in bright, sunny colors. Whimsical but not outrageous.

I'm drawn to bright colors with white but I always back off from getting them b/c they go with nothing in the house. Today I decided to hell with it. Eventually I will get my sewing room and it will be a mish-mash of all things I love and inspire me for quilting. I realized that would mean quite a bit of unmatched things.

I also justified the purchase out of my normal comfort zone with the bright idea I would also be able to use this new quilt on my porch when I sit outside, read and drink my bottles and bottles of wine. (Because, not even the wine can keep me from getting a chill on a cool Spring night!) :)

Here are the fabrics. The green will be for backing and maybe the binding. The quilt will be a 4-color bento box pattern and my goal is to have the top (lap size) done by the end of the day.  Wish me luck!


Linda B said...

Those fabrics are terrific. Now if those don't do the job of cheering you up and making you smile, I don't know what will. Here comes summer.

Yuki said...

Good Luck!

ttfn :) Yuki

Tracy said...

What a great idea! Good for you for doing something for yourself. I'm looking forward to seeing these fun fabs put together - have fun sewing today!