Step one? Inspiration and some fabric gathering. I’m pretty sure I know where I want to start in my stash, but it’s dark outside. And my fabric stack photos will be no fun if I take them without some sunlight. And I just got connected to all the camp class features (the blog and the flickr group), so I feel like I have to get started. right. now.
Rachel gave us some tips on gathering guiding images as we shape the color story for our quilts. As soon as I signed up for the class, I knew I wanted to do something with blues complimented by lighter peaches, corals, and maybe even a little pink.
Beyond some dark blue and peachy coral, it’s a little daunting. I usually rely on the fabrics in any given line to dictate the color story of my (few) quilts. As I hone my skills in this class, I’d really like my fabric choices to move beyond boring and expected and into something a little more adventurous… without looking like I was wearing crazypants when I made my fabric choices.
Lastly, as soon as I finish a quilt, I have this exciting urge to give it away. I’ve only made a handful (maybe 8?), and they’ve been mostly baby quilts. I’d like to start a project with the intent to treasure it for some time. I think the Penny Sampler will be a perfect quilt for that, so I’m eager to grab some of the pieces of fabric that made me want to start quilting in the first place. I still have those pieces because I kept thinking that I needed to save them… precisely for this moment.
So there! A little inspiration. A few goals. I’ve done a thorough clean of the sewing space, but I still have few projects to finish up before class begins in earnest at the end of August. I’m excited to get focused. Penny Sampler, here I come!