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Like a Hole in my Head

I know, I need a new project like I need.....yeah, I don't need a new project. But, this idea has been rattling around in my head for weeks. Ever since I saw this photo on Flickr. I just couldn't stop thinking about it and how I would sort of do the same thing but kind of not. I thought about it in the shower. I thought about it at work. I thought about while I was trying to go to sleep at night. I thought about it while working on other projects. Next thing I new, I had a definite plan as well as a full blown obsession. There was just no way I could not start this quilt. It had to be done. So, I bought my supplies- three yards of a beautiful solid blue and about fifteen different shades of DMC floss in blues, greens and greys.
New Project Peek
Yesterday, I cut the three yards in half and sandwiched them together with batting in the middle.
Tonight, I started hand quilting.
Beginning
Ok, the color is way off in this picture. That's what I get for trying to take pictures by lamplight late at night. The picture of the supplies shows the true colors- that's why I reused it in this post.
But, do you see where I'm going with this? A very simple whole cloth quilt- both front and back the same beautiful solid blue. The binding will be a darker solid blue. All the complexity will come in with the quilting- close straight lines of varied color. I think (I hope) its going to be absolutely beautiful- simple and elegant. I would love to make a queen size version for Brendan and I. I'm just not sure I have that much hand quilting in me. The plan is that this one is for the baby boy. I should have plenty of thread to consider doing another one for Etsy- depends on how this one goes.
I am so excited to work on this- to see how it all comes together, to choose the next color, to just sit and stitch straight lines. I'm having trouble putting it down to go to bed.
Am I crazy? Have I finally crossed over into crazy quilt lady territory? Yea, maybe.

Comments

Katie B. said…
Yes, a little crazy, but WOW! This is going to be beautiful. I love the colors you chose. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
balloongal said…
I agree. A little crazy, but amazing at the same time.
ezeldabeth said…
i'm really looking forward to seeing this when you finish it!

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