The pressure of deadlines is starting to ease up and as a result I have opened my mind to what is around me in my studio in pursuit of the next project...yes, I know! I have been searching for odd bits of fabric and realizing in the process that things have gotten a bit, well, untidy in my storage bins. So last night I made space and dumped a few on the floor to examine the treasures held within.
I found this, a piece I must have started 8-9 years ago. I got stuck. I felt it lacked contrast and failing to see a way out, put it on the pile and moved on. What I love about it, aside from the Carolina Lilly pattern was that it was using Anna Maria Horner fabrics which I have always loved. It is now resting on my design wall and I might get to it in the next while.
I also found this, started with great enthusiasm and the Timeless Tulips template. I don't know what bulldozer pushed me off of this because I really love this block. There is always that danger that our first enthusiasm for a project wanes as life and "easier" projects draw us away from the more complicated issues. I often wonder what makes us start a project when there are so many we want to do?
We have so many ideas and so many fabrics to make quilts that it is hard to decide what to do next! One of my favourite ways to feel closer to the goal is to make up kits for my favorite quilts. This Viking Adventure is using one of my favorite young man ranges and we are calling it Viking Adventure. Grace made up the sample for us using our best stripes and our Deer Park pattern and did a fantastic job so I have to share it.
Where do we start? So many wonderful things to do...must make tracks...k