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!