The madness is in my mind – I keep changing what I want to do. My original plan – to make a bed size quilt – large queenish size. Part of the original plan was that it was going to be a wedding quilt but then I decided just maybe I needed to keep it for me.
Then I was playing in EQ with the borders for the larger size quilt because I didn’t want to use the same style border as on the original Mix ‘n Match quilt. Many of the fabrics I’m using for this larger version are larger prints that wouldn’t look as good cut up for that piano key type border.
But then when I found a border design I liked, I decided with this border I really would love to make one solids or fabrics that read as solids. I really want to make it so it turns out very similar to this look – three shades of a color for each block.
Hmmm then I remembered with Wisconsin Quilt Expo coming up – one of my favorite vendors just might be the place to get the fabric for this look I want. I can envision this with quilting in each colored piece in thread to match that fabric color. This is the one I think I need on my bed!
So now I think I’m back to making the lap quilt size out of the fabrics I currently working with or then again maybe larger to use for the wedding quilt – although I found blocks I had made for another project that might work well for the wedding quilt. Indecision at its finest.
See!!! I told you madness abounds. Especially since I’m easily distracted today. Must be lack of coffee – no one restocked the coffee supply so I really need to go to the grocery store or I’ll definitely not make it through a 3 day weekend! 🙂 No coffee in the house (okay there was one Kcup and it was a flavor I hate), then there were no eggs, no bread for toast — who does the shopping around here (clearly I forgot about those items – that was the problem) but more importantly… Why doesn’t Perkins restaurant deliver????!!! My day would have started off much better with a Granny’s Omelet and hash browns. 🙂
I was going to head to the grocery store bright and early this a.m., but it was raining and I did not feel like waiting at the bus stop in the rain. The sun has since come out and it looks like it’s clearing off so next time the bus comes round, I may just have to be waiting for it. In the meantime, I’ll get a few more blocks cut, try to decide what size I’m really going to make, and try to figure out what else needs to go on my grocery list.
Oh and to add to my distraction — but in a really good way — I just found out I’ll have another block in the upcoming tenth anniversary issue of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks! Somehow the original notification that they were including my block never reached me and I just assumed they weren’t planning on using it. But then I got the email about the blog hop and other info so it was a very pleasant surprise indeed! Tenth anniversary issue comes out in November.