Sunday, August 26, 2007

I've got some big ideas

I've been in a big planning/inspiration stage for the past month. I have many great ideas that I can't wait to jump into once the kids go back to school. That still leaves me with one baby still at home, but she's easy. Ha! I know I am probably being too ambitious with these plans, but I'm gonna give it my best shot. I'm going to make a throw quilt for the family room out of the fabric pile on the far left. It is mostly inspired by Martha Negley fabric and the colors of late summer and early autumn. When leaves are bright green against a cloudless blue sky and the flowers deepen to jewel tones. Rather than using a quilting cotton for the background, I'm going to try using a linen/cotton blend in a natural color. I hope it works out OK.

The other piles are for quilts for my two older girls. I've gone crazy trying out various novelty prints combined with florals. I don't have the perfect combo yet, but I'm getting very close. I want to get started on these quickly for my girl Maria. She is going through a fearful stage and I'm hoping a little more nighttime security will help her. Oh, I feel so bad for her. Bugs, bees, snakes, water, dark! What is a defenseless 5 year old to do? Anyway, it has been fun looking at and choosing fabric. I don't think there is any category of fabric that I can't fall in love with given the right opportunity.

Most of the month we have been visiting my parents and enjoying good times like this:

and views like this: