Sunday, August 30, 2009

My Crazy Random Crafting

So, I got on a roll this weekend and decided to dig out some Mary Engelbreit fabric I've been hoarding collecting for awhile now - about 5 years or so. Not only have I managed to pick up miscellaneous yardage here and there, but one of my mom's friends gave me a bit of her stash as well. This entire tub is ME fabric. (Messy after digging through it - there's probably enough fabric left for four more large quilts.)

My Resolutions for 2009 included finishing projects already started, and not purchasing more fabric until I did. I've only cheated carefully chosen minor amounts of fabric to purchase.

This fabric doesn't match ANYTHING or ANY room in my house, but it's cute. I'm not sure what I thought I'd use it for, but as I was digging around in my sewing room Saturday morning, I just had to do something with some of it. So I dug out my Yellow Brick Road pattern - the perfect pattern for making a simple, scrappy, random quilt - and started sewing blocks. All day long! Forget cleaning, laundry and cooking. Ted asked me late in the day if my sewing room had become my "woman-cave".

The more I sewed, the less "cute" this fabric was becoming. Makes for an incredibly busy quilt - certainly not fabric that I would typically choose to make a quilt from, but who cares on a cold, snowy, Minnesota winter evening?! This crazy, busy fabric sort of matches my crazy, random crafting habits anyway. I decided to make it big enough to fit on a twin bed - might as well make good use of the fabric. This would really be cute in a white room.

I guess I would call my sewing room the "woman-cave" after all. Whatever craft I'm doing relaxes me, and I do a lot of thinking and planning and creating (in my head, if nowhere else). I thought of all kinds of other things I could do with this over-abundance of fabric while I was stitching away. Little drawstring bags (for what?) or potholders or maybe doll quilts to donate. So many ideas, so little time.

The photo of the whole quilt doesn't show the fabric very well, but this is the product of my weekend. Now I should probably go clean my sewing room so I can start finish something else!

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't mind snuggling up with this quilt come a cold day. It looks great!