It's decision making time. I'm itching to make another quilt (quilting is way more addictive than I had previously thought!) actually, I want to make (2) baby quilts for boys. One is for my cousin who just had a baby back in Minnesota.
Anyway... I want to make my own pattern ~ so they are truly me, and I have about a million different ideas in my head.
When I was at this point last time, I just started sewing and made a quilt, my spring quilt:
While trying to use up extra fabric I had laying around, this is what I cam up with. I was going for the contrast of bright green and mahogany red that I was seeing everywhere on my daily walks a few weeks back. I still had to buy more fabric to finish it... and I'm not quite sure how I feel about it yet. I like it... but I can't say I LOVE it. Here's the back:
It's just all the pieces I didn't use on the front. The finished quilt is approx. 55"x70" and it's my third quilt that I free-motion-quilted. BTW... a great site to get pattern ideas is here.
Anyway... after making this one, I am dead-set on creating a pattern first and going from there. At the last open sew day that the PMQG sponsored, I watched a "tute" by Cherri on how to make a version of flying geese. Jenn posted the tutorial here. Ever since I saw this I've had "geese on the brain".
So I guess what this means is I have to spend some quality design time on the computer before getting all tactile. Since I work on computers, I tend to shy away from them for anything personal... yet here I am... for the love of quilt.