Thursday, June 16, 2011
Making Piece In Central Park
I ordered a jelly roll of Kate Spain's Central Park line and cut it into 2.5 inch squares with the intention of using it for a quilt along, but quickly changed my mind. The colors were too bold for what I really wanted. So, I've had a pyrex mixing bowl sitting on the corner of my sewing desk brimming with these squares and begging for some attention. I immediately knew who I wanted to give this quilt to, but I've had a really hard time coming up with a pattern that excited me. I think part of my problem is that although I really like some of these fabrics on their own, I'm not sure I love how they look as a group. I tend to go a bit more traditional in my fabric selection, and this one might be a bit too "retro" and "hip" for a fabric frump like me!
I have a horrible habit of setting things aside, but for some reason I can't seem to let this one go. I'm determined to see this thing through, so I keep trying to make some peace and fall in love with this design idea. I've issued myself a little challenge; the daily half dozen. I'm hoping to have enough fabric to complete thirty squares for this quilt. So, if I do just six squares a day, I can have this baby ready to assemble in a week. I'm making myself work on the six squares before I can move on to any other sewing project every day this week.
There are worse things than spending a little time in Central Park each day, right?? I'm off to tackle six squares!