photo from JessicaSprague.com
Finally, I have started thinking about quilting again. Right now, I am printing out templates for my next series of quilts. Yes, I said series. I am hoping to pull myself together and make a "seasons" quilt collection.
My inspiration? You guessed it....pictured above is a shape. I love the shape of that tag, and I am working a similar shape into these 4 quilts. I am excited to start again, and I am pretty happy because these quilts will be so easy for people to make. Easy to make, display, and finish.
As, I am pondering on how to make them, I have to think about my instructions. What will be the easiest instructions, the best way to make this understandable....and what really comes to my mind is freedom. I love that quilters have freedom in making the quilt their own. I am thinking of making mine a wool/cotton hybrid. But, I think it would also be fabulous with only cottons. And, what about the method of applique? Raw edge, needle turn, machine applique....all of them work.
I learned from writing my first book, that publishers want precise directions (down to the color to choose in a quilt), and I prefer to use vague directions (so people feel free to make their own choices). So, when you read instructions on quilt making, I hope you open your mind. Adjust things, change a method, do your own thing. It's okay to be different, it's GREAT to be different.
Now go make something! I know I will.