Well, folks. Here I am, blogging because I’m pretty bored and I’m daydreaming about starting this new quilt.
Have I blogged about this quilt yet? Hmm….appears that I mentioned it but did not include a picture.
OK, so, I found a free pattern that makes this quilt –
Sorry it’s fuzzy. Don’t really feel like fixing that right now. You get the general idea. This pattern is for a fairly small quilt though – it’s almost twin-sized. I need it to be queen-sized, so I’m multiplying everything by 1.7. This will make it approximately 86″ x 109″. So far I have two fabrics that I’m going to use; the top one will be used everywhere you see a bright yellow in the original quilt, and the bottom one will probably be used instead of the strips of grey.
I think they’re both so pretty!! I’m going to have to add extra rocks (9 rocks x 1.7 equals 15.3 rocks, but to make everything even and pretty I’m going to settle on an even 20 rocks).
It’s going to be great, and I really would like to be working on it right now. I still need to get most of the fabric, though; I’ll need a few more shades of blue, green, and grey before I can really get started. Going to try to get to Joann’s on Friday or Saturday and then start cutting and piecing this weekend. I could start cutting some tonight actually…I need to go through my fabric stash but it’s possible that I might have enough blues. Hm.
I’m leaning towards splurging on a nice linen (or at least a linen blend) fabric for the backing. If this is going to be used (the goal is to be able to use it in the bedroom during the warmer months), I want to love it. And linen always helps.
Sadly though, I still have a few more hours before I can go home for the day. Oddly, it’s been fairly slow at work today… I’m perfectly fine with that except that it’s making me really really wish that I could be at home sewing!
Luckily (or unluckily), Stephen has a good amount of upcoming work which means he’ll be pretty busy for the foreseeable future, which will definitely afford me with plenty of sewing time.
I have to stop talking about this. It’s making me want to take the rest of the afternoon off so that I can go to the fabric store right now.