An LJ user, opheliaspins, posted in the quilting community there that she’s beginning a charm quilt and is in need of pink scraps. She’s looking for 2000-3000 distinct pink patterns — I’m going to use her request as an excuse to paw through my stash a bit and send a few off to her.
I’ve been thinking more and more of late that I may want my next major project (after the current one) to be a scrappy quilt. Not a charm quilt–as that’s much too ambitious–but I want an excuse to use a whole bunch of different fabrics in a quilt — but in a way that is still coherent and conveys a theme of some sort.
I had a day off from work the other day and drove up to the Jinny Beyer shop — her fabrics are so amazing I’m always inspired when I’m in that shop, I bought a few fat-eighths — for no particular purpose. One of them was a set of all of the fabrics in her fabric line “County Clare.” I’m hoping they’ll give me some inspiration when I spread them out on my quilting table and begin thinking about my fall project.
Unfortunately, I won’t get to that project unless I start making some progress on my summer project, though! The weather (well, sunlight) has been so nice that I haven’t been wanting to spend much time in the basement.