Well, I'm a little farther behind with one of my bees than I would like to be, but I'm getting there. Now don't be confused about the block here...yes, yesterday was Easter, not Christmas. But Karen loves Christmas, so we're making Christmas blocks in the Spring. Really, she's the smart one because she'll actually have her Christmas quilt ready for the season!
There are some rolling hills of snow with some sledding (scooting), a lake for ice skating, a gnome/elf hiding in the woods...and of course a helpful sign letting you know where you are. I had fun putting this together and pulling all the different fabrics together. The only thing I wanted to do, but didn't have an easy enough way, was add an ice skater to the pond. So Karen, feel free to add that! lol. I still have another block to do, but I know what I'm going to make. So it should be done soon.
Just a close up on the block.
And I've been working on a quit design that I will show you soon! I had a moment of inspiration and enough of a push to work on something new. You know...because I don't have enough to do. But this one is already basted and ready to be quilted. I hope to have it finished this week.
But that brings me to my current thoughts. I whipped out the new quilt with fabrics that wouldn't destroy me if my idea was crap (I hope its not!). And I'm already thinking of remaking it or rather making another one. And I'm considering using some of my favorite fabrics that would be virtually impossible to replace. So once I use them, that's it. This is the project that they will be in and I won't be able to use them in another larger quilt.
And you know what?
I think I'm okay with that.
But it's a little scary for me. I admit to feeling slightly embarrassed over my nervousness to use them. (I'm thinking of using my yardage of the mendocino swimming sisters.) I know logically that not only do I have enough fabric in my stash to make 50 of these quilts, but also that IT IS JUST FABRIC! I'm constantly falling in love with new fabrics, but I'm concerned about using what I have.
So my question for you all...what would make you use your favorite fabrics? Do you use them right away or stash them waiting for the "perfect" project? Are you worried about wasting them or do you cut with abandon? Or do you think that I'm a loon for loving fabrics so much that I won't use them? Be kind if you think that last one. ;)