Tuesday, September 11, 2012

beginning

My sewing machine may be broken,
but that doesn't keep the urge to sew and quilt away.
Lately I've been wanting
to quilt again
so much.

So I raided my stash
and pulled out
a collection
of two-inch-wide strips of fabric
that were given to me by a lady who is like a grandmother
when she was going through her deceased mother's treasures.

They are mostly dusty blues and rosy pinks
with a few greens and a couple of subtle purples
thrown in for good measure.
I am guessing that they are scraps that range
from the 40's or 50's through the 90's.
So pretty!

I chose a few additional coordinating prints from my stash,
cut them into more two-inch-wide strips,
arranged them all by length,
and rolled them into my own "jelly roll."

I think this will end up
being Sweet Pea's new quilt
when she moves into her big girl bed.

I'm having a horrible time deciding on a quilt pattern.
One, two, three, and four are my current favorite inspirations.
Which is your favorite?

Maybe it's a good thing my machine is down
so that I have some extra time to decide. : )

5 comments:

Debi said...

I love number two...

Justine said...

Number 2 is my favorite.
I have made a quilt that used the blocks in number 3. It's a fun pattern.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I love 4!!! :)

Tammie said...

well, i like them in the order you posted them. 1 is my favorite. then 2, then 3, and 4 is so lovely also.

Frambooske said...

Yay for quilting bugs!!! :) I find it sooo relaxing! Can't wait to see her big girl quilt - I'm loving #4. O's big boy quilt is on his new bed, he's asleep now and I've just sneaked a peek, so sweet.