I don’t know about you, but I keep very little of what I make. Most of my projects are gifts, and while I love making gifts, right now I want to make something for keeps. I don’t decorate my home much for the seasons. Christmas? Yes. Easter…I have a bunch of eggs I painted, but I keep those in glass vases year round. Halloween? No. Valentine’s Day? No.
So, I’ve decided to start making me some seasonal quilts. The first one will be a Valentine Quilt, so I’ve been collecting pink and orange fabrics. That’s right…pink and orange.
I think I love this color combination because it reminds me of the bedroom my sister and I shared growing up. The wallpaper had rows and rows of pink and orange flowers. The carpet was orange shag, and a pink light fixture that had a big round globe surrounded by a curtain of clear pink beads hung from the ceiling. An orange chenille bedspread, of course, and yeah, we loved that room. It was cool in the 70s.
|Napa, California. January, 1973.|
My mom and I scribbled out an idea for a block the other day, but I’m still waffling back-n-forth on the details. Sashing/No Sashing… Border/No Border…etc.
I plotted out the block on my Electric Quilt 7 software I got for Christmas and just need to experiment with how I want to put it together. Paper-piecing or template?
And by the way, the EQ7 software is pretty cool. It automatically prints for paper-piecing, or template pieces, and tells me how much of each fabric I need. You can change a quilt in numerous ways with just a click of the mouse, and I think that’s why I can’t make up my mind.