I saw a quilt I love and feel as though I simply HAVE to make it! NOW!
You can read about the first time this happened to me here.
I don't know what comes over me? I see the quilt, and the desire to make the quilt ignites inside me, and I am like a crazed man! All I can think about is getting that quilt top made!
Am I alone here?
I mean, it isn't like I don't have deadlines looming for other projects? (Although, I did run out of some fabric I MUST have for another project. And I am waiting for said fabric I ordered for this particular project with a deadline.) Perhaps it IS good to cleanse the mind with a new project while working on something so fastidiously? An "in between" project if you will? A palette cleanser?
What am I talking about?????
OK, so a few weeks back I was reading Cardygirl's blog when she revealed this!
I shall give you a few moments to check both of those links out!
No, seriously.....check them out!
Here are some paper towels for you!
I was seriously DROOLING too!!!!!!!!!
I learned that the pattern is called "Soul Searching" and is in Kathy Doughty's book:
"Making Quilts, The Promise of Joy."
I had to order this book immediately after seeing Cardygirls version! Kathy's book is certainly making waves in the quilting world right now! I am sure you have seen the "Fractured" quilt many times in blogland already? (Another quilt I am bound and determined to make very soon!) Vicky Welsh is even hosting a "Fractured" quilt along right now! How I WISH I could join in! There are several other quilts in the book that I find intriguing and am putting on my bucket list, but, I digress.
"Soul Searching" is based on 2.5" strips, and has a "Delectable Mountains" kind of feel to it. It was SO MUCH FUN going through my scraps and finding fabrics that I could cut into 2.5" strips. This quilt is being made for a couple of my friends who are getting married next summer. Of course I had to kind of make the pattern my own, so I chose my own color scheme.
The bride's favorite color is purple.
The groom's favorite color is blue.
I have a TON of neutral scraps, so that is what the background will be. I am thoroughly enjoying this process, and the sewing is very easy and therapeutic. I am sure this will be a flimsy in a matter of days.
I can't thank Alison of Cardygirl enough for inspiring me to make this quilt! I love your version of "Soul Searching" and enjoy reading your blog as well as Wish2Stitch's blog. These two women are my new found Aussie friends! Just two questions though.......
What is a Cardygirl???????
Where is the mailman with that fabric I ordered for my other project!!!!!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter