so I grabbed my rotary cutter and found myself playing with pretty fabrics
rather than grabbing my seam ripper to to de-construct this quilt top (which in honesty I've decided that I just don't like - so why would I go ahead a make it into a quilt?).
The inspiration for my latest obsession is the "Salad" pattern found in this book that I showed in an earlier post.
Looking at the top above that I decided that I don't want to make into a quilt, the glaring truth for me is that I just didn't love that fabric. It was made using fabric that I had thrifted and was coming from a limited quilting fabric stash at the time. I was using what I had on hand, which is good, but also can be limiting. At this point in time I have a larger inventory of fabrics to choose from and I have been adding fabrics that I love to that stash. It's a simple truth I've learned - you just have to follow your heart and use fabrics that you love - which sometimes is something I find challenging because I tend to hoard or "save" my most favourite fabrics. So, I decided enough is enough. Grab those "special to me" fabrics and get busy.
My trusty Belle was up for the challenge and after a couple of afternoons of piecing,
I've managed to cover my "design wall" with this.
The original pattern makes a lap quilt, but I'm so in love with these fabrics and this fun design that I've decided to make a quilt to fit my bed. I'm having a blast working with fabrics I love and can imagine the joy I will feel seeing them on my bed. So I have no regrets giving into the temptation. ;o)