So I'm on my own with the boys till early next week - I may not have time for much blogging, especially as F's borrowed my camera (his is a chunky DSLR, mine fits happily in a jeans pocket) - I'm already feeling a bit lost without it! It's going to be a busy few days, the boys will miss their Daddy and the evenings will feel very quiet - a good time to get the sewing machine out. I have just invested in a cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter so that I can cut fabric for patchwork more accurately (I'm always a bit ashamed of the insides of my cushion covers!).
Here's a few projects that I've seen on Pinterest lately that I find inspiring; I think I could manage something along these kinds of reasonably simple geometric lines.
well what do you know, it's a rainbow....
|block by Platty 82 via Flickr|
love the yellow among the blues....
|by Manda McGrory of Treefall Design|
plains and patterns, squares and triangles....
|by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts in Australia, inspired by a tray designed by Maria Holmer Dhalgren|
Now this is the kind of thing I aspire to in my dreams...it's by Lu Summers of Summersville, and I wish I had a 100th of her talent and discipline, it's so fabulous!
What I have noticed is that most of the quilts that I really like are made up of all or predominantly plain fabrics. And most of my fabric is really not what you could call plain. So thank goodness for the ever wonderful Jane Foster, for showing me how to make vintage patterns work in a patchwork project!
So I plan to start simple, use a mix of plains (if I can find any!) and patterns, and I think the time may have come to try something a bit bigger than a cushion cover....wish me luck!