I have so many ideas zooming around in my head that I can't possibly get to all of them. In fact, I forget half of them before I find paper and pencil to write them down. One of the ideas that did make it to paper is for a quilt I want to design and make. It's a little hush hush right now, but I've got the initial design set up and I'm working on figuring out how much fabric I need (something that is much easier to do with the free Robert Kaufman Quilt Calculator app), how many colors/shades to use, and the easiest way to cut and assemble the squares. Since I've never designed a quilt before, this being my first attempt, I'm making use of the library for some research. As luck would have it, the sale cart at the library just happened to have a stack of quilting books that I brought home with me last week. Lazy and Lovin' It by Joan Hawley and Travels with Peaky and Spike by Doreen Speckmann will both be extremely useful. My ideal fabrics for this quilt are some from the First Light collection designed by Eloise Renouf for Cloud 9. Alas, the collection will not be released until June. So, I put together a few others that I think will look great for the test quilt. I'm thinking of including one more print and another solid to get a really nice gradient from dark to light. As soon as I find it, I will start cutting away at this beautiful yardage. And when that happens, I'll be sure to let you know.
Hi. My name is Carley. I love to sew, craft, and create. As a Jane-of all-crafts so to speak, I enjoy sewing, writing, cooking, drawing, photographing. But the constant thread (if you'll excuse the pun) throughout my weeks is needle arts.