Imagine Gnats and Made With Moxie are hosting a Selfish Sewing Week where we are encouraged to sew for ourselves a little bit everyday. The more I thought about my rut, I wondered if all the nonstop sewing that I've done and gifted away over the summer has sapped a bit of my energy away. If I at least thought about a possible project that I can work on in bits and pieces that's actually for me, would it zap me out of my funk?
Side Note: When I just reread those last few lines, it sounded awfully Carrie Bradshaw. Not an intentional ripoff and a little outdated, but I'm leaving it!
So I decided to take a mental break and do some selfish sewing with Sparkle. Molli Sparkles, that is. If you haven't seen the amazing rainbow Broken Herringbone quilt, you are missing out. It pretty much exploded on the internet, doncha know? Molli decided that it was just too fabulous not to share and is hosting a Broken Herringbone QAL. It started a few weeks ago and I've been on the fence about plunging in. I love the block design, but I've done quite a few rainbow quilts already and I'm thinking that my Roy G. Biv obssession needs a little break.
As I turned the whole QAL over and over in my mind, I kept coming back to the same idea. Why not flip it? Instead of making each of the blocks a different color, why not make all of the herringbone stripes black and white? Then you can add the color back in through the sashing! I gave myself permission to do a little selfish sewing and popped out a test block.
Swoon. Instead of the full rainbow spectrum, here is my color inspiration and the solids I've pulled to match it: