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Obsession

If I'm honest with myself, I know exactly what happened on Monday. It's not hard to figure out exactly why I threw my to-do list away immediately after making it and instead spent most of the day assembling a quilt top. It wasn't out of any excitement or desire for that particular quilt top. No, I just wanted it done, off my design wall and out of the way so I could give in to my next obsession.

You see, it started innocently enough. I was wasting time one day and searching quilts on Pinterest. I entered a ton of search terms. Eventually, I searched orange quilts. And then orange and grey quilts. Bingo. I found this pin of a Urban Outfitters quilt.




I repinned it and moved on with my life. Until weeks later I was at the fabric store trying to pick out backing and binding for this quilt.


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Orange and grey strike again. And now I had more than just an idea and a pin. I had actual leftover fabric. I had a starting place. I had a proto-obsession. I decided this would be my next quilt. But, there was no rush. I would sedately shop for fabric. Buying oranges and greys when I stumbled across the perfect fabric. I'd slowly accumulate before even thinking about starting a new quilt.

Yeah right.

I blame Quilt Guild. More specifically, I blame the fact that my Quilt Guild meets in an amazing fabric store. Saturday night I took a break to stretch and wander around the store between the meeting and late night sew. And, of course, I found the perfect orange and grey fabric. And there wasn't much left. If I didn't buy it then, it would definitely not still be there next time. So, I bought it. And five or so other fabrics that were also perfect. Bam. Full fledged obsession.  Sunday and Monday I finished the scrappy nine patch quilt and occasionally petted my little pile of fabric. Yesterday, I went to two other fabric stores and made the pile even bigger. Then, I started cutting.


Orange and Grey Quilt-t0-be


17 different perfect orange and grey fabrics. 225 6.5" squares all ready to go. So, of course, I had to get going. Just a little sample before I could go to bed. Just to make sure I wasn't crazy with this whole orange and grey thing.


Orange and Grey Quilt Beginning


I think it's going to be amazing. What do you think?

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