After two months away from my sewing machine, I’ll admit that I have found it very difficult to find any motivation to sew again.
After a very busy Christmas holiday period, which included an extended camping holiday and visits from family members, I have managed to reorganise my sewing space and sort through all of my various WIP’s.
I even found a shelf to store my finished quilts 🙂
But after this process of tidying (or maybe procrastinating?), I still wasn’t able to muster a single ounce of enthusiasm for any particular project. And I have plenty of existing unfinished projects to choose from…
Anyway, while tidying and reorganising my sewing supplies, I came to realise that I have quite a large fabric collection. While making no promises of a 2016 “fabric diet”, I have decided that this year will be a year where I will try to use existing fabric from my stash wherever possible. (Of course, there will always be that extra yummy fabric that I won’t be able to resist… 😉 )
I also discovered that I now have a fairly decent stash of fabric scraps which gave me some much needed motivation for a new project – a rainbow scrap quilt!
I followed the pattern – “Pride Flag” – in the fabulous book Modern Quilt Perspectives by Thomas Knauer. I want to make ALL of the quilts in this book!
With the exception of red and purple, of which I have a limited stash, all of the fabrics used in this quilt were from my scrap bins.
The blocks went together surprisingly fast and in less than a week, I had a completed quilt top.
This quilt makes me very cheerful when I look at it so I have decided to call it my “Colour Happy” Quilt. The quilt top measures 65″ x 73″.
Life feels pretty hectic at the moment and I doubt I have any chance of producing this year the number of quilts I completed in 2015.