Jenn challenged us to post crazy avatars at Studio Calico on the blog this week. Here's mine for reveal night and as soon as that kit is revealed, I think I will be replacing my avatar. Yikes!
Anyway, the crazy photo coincides with something crazy I purchased this week. If you know me, literally the only creative thing I do is scrapbook, so I don't know what I was thinking when I purchased this.
I've been thinking for a while how I want to hand-sew a quilt. My adopted grandmother loved to sew and cross-stitch and taught me how, but I have yet to use my "talent" (a very loose interpretation of the word) in any sizeable project. She made my sister and I a beautiful full size quilt to give us at graduation and it's something I will treasure forever.
Originally, I thought I might just do a simple quilt, maybe some stripes of something, using some Joel Dewberry fabric. I've loved his fabric for a while and thought it would be perfect for my first quilting project...I mean, I am going to have to look at it for a while, so I might as well like it, right?
I was perusing the internet at my hotel in Cincy last week and came across this pattern on Denyse Schmidt's website. I was in love instantly! Admittedly, it will be a challenge...but, I think I'm up for it. But, I will say, the night I purchased it, I stayed awake for hours laying in bed, thinking, "what on earth have I gotten myself into?"
I'll try to keep you updated on my progress. My goal is to make a twin size, which is 8 circles, but.....we'll see how it goes after I'm 4 squares in. Wish me luck!