I’ve been meaning to sit down and sew for a while now but somehow didn’t until tonight. When I flicked the switch on the machine and it didn’t turn on, I noticed that it was unplugged. Gasp! Is that legal? That is when I realized I have not sewn since I brought the machine back downstairs after quilting Love’s quilt upstairs on the kitchen table. That was a month ago. No wonder I was starting to feel a little out of sorts!
Here’s tonight’s dose of medicine. I visited a new-to-me quilt shop with my friend Nettie last week and came home with these fabrics. I wondered how my Jelly Bean Stars quilt would look in a completely different style of fabric. I figured 1800’s reproduction prints would be just about as opposite as I could get to the bright colours I used originally.
I think I like it. I had planned to make just one test block so I could include a picture in the pattern I’m writing up to show how it could work in other fabrics. Now I’m contemplating heading out to the local quilt shop to increase my reproduction fabrics collection. I can see this made up as a whole quilt, looking warm and cozy next winter on my couch. I could pull some gold tones from these fabrics for the sashing stars… Oh yes, I’m afraid I’ll have to go for a stroll downtown, and the stroll just might take me past the quilt shop!