I am newly returned to quilting last year. Back in the mid 1990’s I began my quilting experience and was part of a guild and also part of a small group. I was a fairly new mom and this was a great outlet to have some me time. Through the years I collected lots of fabric and patterns. I learned to knit November 28th, 2000, and from them on quilting, cross-stitch, stamping, and sewing was lost to me. I eventually gave away a lot of the materials I used in the previous crafts, but some of it was retained and I find myself going through it now and then.
Here and there I will highlight them in hopes they might work their way into the queue and finally become a made item.
This pattern is from an old magazine that showcased area quilt shops. The fabric has been stashed for at least 18 years and includes some hand dyeds I made while part of the quilting guild.
I would love to finally make this piece, however, I don’t like the corner leaves, so I plan to change it up. I might use the hand dyeds to pixelate the colors from the center to the corners, instead of just the frame they have shown. I also need to find an appliqué leaf pattern as I have lost the insert which has the templates.
The print has all the colors of the hand dyeds and background. Serendipity? I can’t remember where I purchased it, or even if I had this project in mind when I bought it. I also have 2 other pieces that could be used, they are darker in tone, if I don’t end up using this piece.
So that’s my dream for the day. What about you, are you dreaming of a project that just won’t be quiet?