I had big plans for a quilt made with blocks like this one. I was hoping for a project I could spend some serious time with, something I could work on slowly over the next few months of winter. I'm drawn to tone-on-tone designs and decided to shoot for something artful: Gee's Bend-esque with some hand stitching (a la Victoria's spectacular work quilts) and spot ties. But one block in and I'm already reconsidering things. I love crisp white fabric but I know it wouldn't stay that way long in my house. And I hate to think of a quilt not being used as such; I think that's the beauty of this medium. So I'm undecided at this juncture... Suggestions? Thoughts? Fellow dog-hair-bedecked quilting commiserators?
And oh goodie: another mystery project in the works. Here's a sneak peek... I'm liking this orange and aqua color combo-so cheery mid-winter.
My day job involves working on books about crafts (with Lark Books), and it's really hard to read about crafty stuff all day without getting certain urges. Here are my adventures with creative distraction.