Wednesday, December 29, 2010
This is the craft nook of our house. To the left of what you see here are a bunch of built in cabinets and shelves where I house my fabric and craft goodies. I wasn't sewing in this room before (1) because it's above the baby's room and when he took more frequent naps I wouldn't want to sew right above him and make noise and (2) I didn't have the right table for the space and (3) it's the hottest room in the house since it's upstairs and gets the most sunlight. I've decided I can handle the heat, but my other two reasons no longer apply.
As part of my New Year's resolution, I am determined to create more projects of my own design. I've found since I'm so new to quilting I'm reluctant to make up my own patterns for fear they won't look good or maybe I'm just lazy, who knows. I have found that when I do create something of my own, I'm much happier with it. Hence, my first quilt of the new year is something I designed. I was inspired by Jennifer and Jessica's Henna Garden challenge a while back. I love rainbow colored quilts and this collection is perfect for that! I'm missing one of the prints (a pink on pink), but I decided I didn't want too much pink in this quilt so I could live without it for now. My design is nothing fancy, but I tend to like simple so that's ok. Also, if anyone has about 1/2 yard of a good black and white print (stripes? dots?) I could use for a binding, I'd be happy to swap for it! I am sorely lacking in black and white!