A person (not naming any names, but you know who you are…) can spend a lot of time roaming around the internet getting inspired and motivated. And then roaming some more to get more inspired and more motivated. And, before you (again, no names…) know it, you’ve roamed and roamed and having nothing to show for it but a head full of promises (to twist the Avett Bros. all out of shape). A new site like Pinterest can almost take your breath away on a daily basis seeing color combos, fun project ideas and such. Not to mention the old standbys Flickr and pretty much any blog. Do you hear that giant time-sucking sound?
Yeah, me too.
I am trying to make this the year of actually doing something about more of these inspirations. I can already see that this could lead to a trail of WIPs/UFOs/what have you. Cuz like I don’t already have any of those. But seriously, enough with the mulling. Make with the making!
With that in mind. I started a new project. Been wanting to make an alphabet quilt for a VERY. LONG. TIME. Since the mid-1990s right after I took my first applique class. I’ll press some early examples and show you sometime. But, after I saw Jan’s letter K and some very inspiring alphabets on Pinterest AND a framed printed in a local breakfast place (I suspect it was from Ikea — very Scandinavian in nature), I decided that now is the time and this is the place.
Working on C and D.
Um, there are actually two alphabet quilts I’d like to make semi-simultaneously. This is the colorful one that will end up with blocks of different sizes. We will have serifs and sans serifs and nothing in order. The second is meant to be more uniform, fewer colors and all letters in rows like little soldiers.
With that, I will press publish and go work on a letter. Make with the making!