Friday, 20 July 2012

Plotting

This quilt has been brewing in my head for a couple of weeks now and was starting to keep me awake at night (please tell me that happens to other people as well and that I am not the only obsessive around). Anyway, after yet another bad night last night I decided it was time to get it out of my head and onto paper. Lots of little bits of paper.
The idea is to use all solids in shades of grey and yellow and enter the quilt into the National Quilt Championships next year. I'm pretty nervous about entering an actual competition, but a few of us in the LMQG are taking the plunge so there might be safety in numbers. The plan is to introduce a bit of modern quilting into a normally pretty traditional show. I'm still waiting for a few more shades of grey to arrive, and then I will get started on the piecing. The 12-year-old has already excitedly offered to rip all the paper off when it's finished, which is, quite frankly, a massive relief. I might even get her a bar of chocolate as a thank you, although I don't want to set a precedent or anything.


By the way, if you are in the UK and are looking for a fantastic range of Kona solids then The Village Haberdashery is the place to go. Most UK based shops have a minimum half metre cut but Annie offers fat quarters, which is brilliant for projects like this that need loads of shades. It saved me a fortune, which of course I immediately spent on other fabric. Well, what did you expect? Fiscal responsibility? Ha!

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    1. thanks Ruth! I'll settle for "not a total disaster" ;-)

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  2. Very intruiging, I like the sound of it. I kept waking up with quilt designs going round my mind when deciding what to make for the Brit Quilt swap.

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  3. I was absolutely the same about my design for the Brit Quilt Swap this time. A little idea popped into my head and grew and grew {mostly during sleeping hours} but that kind of quilty fever seems to produce the best results, I think.

    Your idea looks exciting. I can't wait to see more.

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  4. Ooh this looks very interesting and worthy of sleepless nights!

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  5. Sleepless nights? Me? Naahhhh, never... (glad I'm not the only one ;o) )

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  6. I love it! This looks like something similar to what I just drew up but then trashed b/c I figured it would be too hard. I love "designing" quilts :)

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  7. I've changed my mind about three times what to do for the show. At this rate I won't start until next year!

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  8. Sounds like a great idea... And now you can have a decent nights sleep!

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  9. Ooh, looks intriguing..... :-)

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  10. Are you going to call it 'Fifty shades of grey' ;-) x

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  11. Haha! Kelly's comment! Love the idea! Get on it then Charlotte while it is still fresh! And I like your fiscal policy - a woman after my own heart!

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  12. Sigh. Another totally brilliant sounding quilt.
    I'm relieved I'm not the only one who loses sleep over quilt designs :o)

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  13. Oooh, that looks very, very, very interesting! What a smart idea.

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  14. and I'm glad i'm not the only one that is awake all night with crazy new ideas...not that yours is a crazy new idea...sounds right up my alley and can't wait to see it!

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thanks for making my day!