Friday, July 24, 2009

And so it begins...

Look what arrived for me in the mail today! Hooray!

I immediately set about readying this stack for quilt production (washing, drying, ironing, folding, stacking and re-stacking). I had already passed many minutes daydreaming about the sort of quilt that this fabric might become and had decided that it is destined to be a zig zag quilt for some lucky baby. Once I had the fabric in hand I couldn't resist sketching out some plans:

How does everybody else go about planning a quilt? I love this phase. It's all day dreaming and planning! I usually sketch something out. It helps me to understand how the pieces will fit together. I am often WRONG in my measurements...but I must admit that it doesn't really bother me much. I'll just add rows as needed to get to the measurement that I want in the end.

It was a really quiet night spent on my own. My son was sleeping upstairs and my husband retired to bed early to try to fight off a nasty cold that is brewing. I put my iPod on shuffle and opened the windows so I could listen to the mix of music and the fantastic thunderstorm that was brewing outside. While I listened, I cut & cut and stitched. I have always thought of myself as a very social person, but sewing has really made me value the time I get to spend on my own - a LOT!


  1. You were in "the zone"! Sounds like a perfect evening. This one is going to be so beautiful...lucky baby is right!

  2. I sketch in scratch paper or use a sheet hung on the wall and lay out pieces to see what I like. I love your drawing . . very artful!

    See you soon for Cake and Coffee. . . should go corral the girl now to get some cake in the oven . .

  3. Lucky baby! I'm impressed that you made such a nice drawing -- colored too. I always just design in my head and then do a sketch to determine size. I'm going to try your method mext time.