I’ve started another new quilt (this is in addition to my Modern Quilt-Along Quilt). I have my reasons though. I’m planning on machine piecing the Eclipse quilt, and most (like 99%) of the piecing I do is by hand. And since the Eclipse quilt has curved piecing (which I don’t mind doing by hand) I felt like I needed to at least get the sewing machine out and practice. So this new project is a practice quilt. I got the idea from Hillary’s awsome coin quilt, and so far, this is what I have put together:
The dog was in the spot where I was going to take the picture at. I’m actually really excited about this quilt, because another part of the reason for making it is to put this really pretty fabric I’ve had for several years to use:
It reminds me of a Monet painting! Just so far, nothing has really made me want to use it yet. I was really moving on it this afternoon, but I had to stop when the sun was reflecting off my sewing machine into my eyes like a blinding laser. That made sewing not as much fun really.
But as I’ve been working on this, I’ve been re-thinking my color choices for the Eclipse project. I was feeling really set on the red, pink, orange and yellow combination, but I just don’t think it’s going to work. I think I can probably leave in yellow and maybe pink, but I’m having a lot of trouble finding fabric that would really work for red and orange. I don’t really want to have a pink and yellow quilt either (too girly for my taste). It’s not that I don’t like the colors in the original pattern, it’s just that I’d like to do something different with it.
And if these projects weren’t enough, I know I’m going to have to start more new projects as soon as I’m able to order this:
I can’t wait to get my copy! Exciting!