Friday, November 30, 2012

Idea Overload...

So this post feels a little scattered, but I’m hoping that putting all these random ideas out there will help to keep me accountable and actually get me GOING on some of these potential projects.  So without further ado, here are the random ideas that are taking up space in my brain instead of on my ironing board:

I got some really cute “Little Green” fat quarters at Sew Fresh over 6 months ago with the intention to make a quick project of some placemats. Somehow it just keeps getting pushed to the bottom of my to-do pile.

With my oldest daughter’s quilt for her twin size bed finally out of the WIP pile this past summer (Hmm…looking back it seems like my typical lag time is 2 years.  Maybe acceptance is the first step to change?), I’ve been thinking about what to make for the time when little sis gets her own big bed.  She’s a pretty big Tangled fan and I’ve always thought that the mural that Rapunzel paints on the tower walls would make a pretty cute appliqued quilt.  It’s definitely out of my comfort zone – I’ve never attempted a “landscape” quilt before, but I think that it will be worth it. 
Typically, I’ve already purchased a few fabrics that I think will be great matches for the jewel tones of the painting but they’re just sitting and waiting for me to do something with them. 

I love this color combination of deep purples, magenta and red-orange.  I saw a floral arrangement like this a while ago and have been dying to find a good choice of fabrics and an inspiring pattern to match it, but haven’t been able to settle on anything.  Come to think of it, I’ve also been drawn to this patchwork feather pattern by Anna Maria Horner – maybe these two ideas could actually be combined?  The more I think about it, the more I like it!

I bought these four fabrics from a vendor at the Lowell Quilt Festival and liked the bright spring/summer feel of them together.  I’d like to make a mini out of these.  My typical impulse would be to have a white background, but I’ve done an awful lot of that lately.  Maybe a light grey would be a good alternative?  Again, still haven’t figured out what to actually make from these fabrics, but I’ll come up with something eventually.

Love, love this elephant fabric that I bought a few weeks ago (like I really needed to buy any more fabric without a clue what do to with it).  I’m imagining a baby quilt with a couple rows of elephants, a few pops of color and more negative space that I’m used to attempting.  Maybe it will inspire me to be a bit more adventurous in my quilting!

Now if I could just wrap up the 3 WIPs that are currently stuck in progress (or maybe even just 1??), I could move on to these ideas with considerably less guilt!  Just have to get back in the sewing swing of things.  More on the WIPs next time…

1 comment:

  1. I really love your Rapunzel's mural idea. Can wait to see how it turns out. My daughter is crazy about Rapunzel too.
    Good luck with your WIPs!