Friday, March 4, 2011

Do What You Like

I need another project like I need a hole in the head, but I can't help it. My husband's sister and one of his brothers/sister-in law have received quilts from me in the past for various reasons and it's time now to make one for his other brother/sister-in-law.

But I have a big problem...They (well, really she) prefer to decorate using country colors, but as most of my friends will tell you, there is barely a square inch of country-colored fabric in my stash. Maybe a few strips from my LQS (they use it to tie fabric purchases), but nowhere near enough for a quilt. And I'm still determined to stay on my fabric-buying diet (I've made it more than two months already!), so I had to come up with something.

Well, I stretched the definition of "country colors" (and I really mean "stretch") and decided on these hand-dyed pieces that I've had for a while. I was originally just going to use the green/gold/rust pieces, but it just screamed "boring" to me. So I added the reddish ones, too. That will make me much happier when I work on the quilt. And that's important, because I think all quilters will agree that we prefer to work on quilts using fabrics and colors that we like.

Anyway, this is my plan and we'll see what happens.


Jackie said...

That is my kind of country colors.

Zoey said...

I am sure you will come up with something gorgeous.

I agree that it's not fun to work on a project if you find the colors dull and uninspiring. I don't see anything dull in the colors you picked out. I will be looking forward to see what pattern you pick out, too.

sandra said...

I think Batik's can fit well into country decor and I am sure anyone will love a quilt that you have made for the them. Keep us up to date on it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You'll find the pretty that they love Anya!