Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Someday Quilt

Like many quilters, I have developed a bit of what I like to call a fabric "collection".  It is small compared to some I have seen online -- but it is rapidly growing.  With this "collection" comes a lot of dreaming about quilts I would like to make someday and the big decision of what to do with the different fabrics.  I spend a lot of time looking through blogs and at Flickriver. I will just search something like "green quilts" or "strip quilts" and thousands of pictures come up and fill my dreams with someday fancy stitches and someday beautiful quilt patterns. 

Awhile ago I bought the following DS Quilts fabrics with absolutely no plan as to what I would do with them.  It was the first time that I didn't buy a pre-cut bundle which only increased my anxiety of cutting into them more because I couldn't decide what to do with them or how I should cut them.

Recently, I discovered this beautiful chevron quilt... which led me to find this tutorial... which led me to contemplate making some version of the two quilts someday.

Well yesterday became my someday as my three year old son Elias decided to bogart my machine to work on his "beautiful project for nana". Obviously, this left me machineless.  And so, since I couldn't continue work on my first FMQ quilt... I finally threw caution to the wind and cut 18 14"x14" squares of each of the following prints:  


In thanks to Elias's "Beautiful Project for Nana" (shown with all its beauty below), I have finally made a decision and have begun the ground work for at least one of my someday quilts.


1 comment:

  1. that is indeed a beautiful project for nana!! I'm quite impressed that your son can sew, especially being so young! Be sure to let him know that I thought his project was awesome!!