I've been working up my courage to attempt a bed-size quilt for...oh...30 years or so. Now that I've got some experience with small pieces under my belt, I'm closer than ever to doing a "real" quilt. But what do I want to do?
I totally love the bright, modern, scrappy, improvisational quilts sashed in white that are popping up all over the web these days, such as this one from Melly & Me blog.
But I also love the geometry and order of traditional quilt patterns. Double Irish Chain has always been one of my favorites.
So this morning it hit me: What if I use the edgy colors and sashing with a traditional pattern? Oh, yeah. Gotta try it. Who knows how many years it will take me to complete it, so try to imagine the scrappiness and colors from the first example in the pattern of the second example.
I'll definitely have to wait till after the wedding to start sewing. That much continuous machine time is going to require setting up in front of a TV somewhere. (No TV in my studio, dangit.) But maybe I can start cutting my scraps.
Now I'm excited.