Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

Hi! Sharon from Indigo Threads here. First, a huge Thank You to Tonya for doing this Get Together! This is gonna be fun!

I've been trying to make up my mind, because so many of these quilts are so wonderful! I love Amish quilts - the wonderful colors and the great graphic appeal. It's been really tough, but I think I've finally narrowed it down.

I'm thinking "keep it simple, stupid" here. I've already done a Roman Stripes quilt (wallhanging) and a Bars quilt (doll quilt), so I want to do something different. I've been really drawn to the Nine-Patches, especially #108 and #67. And then there's Gwenny's Own Nine Patch on page 80 of Liberated Quiltmaking II to also inspire me. So, I think I'll be doing a Nine Patch of some type.

However, I do reserve the right to change my mind! I'm also quite drawn to #88 (Stars) and #37 (Bow Tie) and #49 (Stripes).

Next is the tough decision of what fabrics and colors to use. I gave most of my solid fabrics to my daughter when we moved 3 years ago. . . they live in Nevada now, too far to access easily. So, I'll probably be using my hand-dyes or even my small stash of Cherrywood fabrics. (If you're interested in the Cherrywood Fabrics, and only want a little, they have a grab bag of 50 - 7" x 10" pieces for $20 here. They also have Cherry Rolls - 9 colorways in 24 colors each for $29. And, of course, yardage and bundles of gradations) I just have to keep narrowing things down!

I have to go fondle fabric now. . . .

4 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Whee, all sorts of fun inspiration. I love those Cherrywood fabrics too and the grabbags are great. I'm still finishing off one of those.

YankeeQuilter said...

Cherrywood fabrics are so beautiful to work with! I have another project in mind for those (maybe I do need a bit more....)

SusanPI said...

I have the grab bag, which I hope to use:) I kindof taged in.. I need the game plan for the quilts
TY

Jewel said...

Hi Susan,

I am emailing with some info...