So my best friend politely pointed out to me that my latest mission (quilting) was something I had mentioned doing last year but never got around to. I have a love for blankets (there’s probably 4 in my living room alone) so naturally – why wouldn’t I want to make my own? After a recent visit with my co-worker to a cute little store called “The Red Hen” in Marietta, I was bitten by the quilting bug again. We had been searching for Amy Butler fabric and found out this shop was said to carry it. Well walking in – we found out the entire place was entirely devoted to quilting. The prices are decent (around $8 a yard) and – oh yeah – it happens to be on my way home from work. Score!
Arriving home, I did a little Google image search online for some ideas to get my mind working. I found a book called “Make Your Own Contemporary Quilts” and loved the cover. I have a pretty basic sewing machine so I knew I didn’t want to tackle anything with a crazy swirly pattern and I really like
the modern look of this one. I decided to do a little mock up of some different color combos in photoshop and decided on a creme/gray-brown/purple combination. I already had a fabric in mind from my house that’s a crème shade so I wanted to design around that. Anyway – this should help me keep my scheme in mind when shopping for fabric. Next step will be shopping and some quilting how to homework.