Do you ever have those times when you get together with a friend, an idea bubbles and the next thing you know you have a Wild Idea? That happened two years ago, with my buddy, Trace. We were away for a girls' weekend together, and of course we had packed our crafty bits and pieces. By the end of the weekend we had decided to publish a book on dolly quilts! We made a list of our guidelines, which covered different themes and size, we decided to each make them independently of the other and then compare them, and go from there.
We had a really, really long list of ideas which included themes such as Arabian Nights, Childhood Memories, Architectural, Worn and Faded, Inspirational, Home, Tribal, Amish etc. etc., but the one we started with was Tri-Coloured. Size 16 x 16 inch square. That was two years ago, and I've just finished. The idea of the book has since been taken, and our enthusiasm has waned to say the least, but here we are finishing together. Lots of life stuff has got in the way of this project. Doesn't it always?
A funny thing happened on the way to the fabric store. I had very clear ideas in my mind of the colours I wanted to work with. Grey, cream and fawn. Can you imagine it? A lovely, soft, dreamy, sophisticated colour combination. Then I went into the store, one of my favourites, Patchwork on Central Park, in Melbourne and I was bamboozled by all the colour and I picked up the teal which I instantly fell in love with and then the golden mustard colour and then the reddish burgundy and I was floating on Cloud Colour. Purchases made and out I went, and did I think of grey, cream and fawn again? Nope.
Eeek, these colours really don't do the real thing justice. You're just going to have to believe me on that one! It also still needs its wash and tumble to get any crinks out. And here it is, snuggling with my re-discovered crochet dolly blanket from when I was little.
Another WIP off the list, hmmm, what to do for this month?
See ya tomorrow!!