|Don't you just LOVE jumbo rick rack?! So cheerful!|
What you see in the photo is actually not going to be a quilt at all. It's a maquette to test fabric colors. I learned this technique from the Craftsy class Designing Modern Quilts with Weeks Ringle.
Basically you pull fabrics you think will go together, piece them up, hang them on the wall and step back and take a look. I've always pulled fabrics and hung them together on the design wall, but I've never taken the time to cut and piece them together and I have to say it makes a big difference!
What I like about this process is I can also audition thread colors and filler designs and double check that everything looks good together. While I certainly don't consider myself a modern quilter, I really enjoyed learning about Weeks' approach to design and seeing so many of her fabulous quilts.
Upstairs I'm proud of my cleaning and labeling progress over the weekend. The guest bedroom actually has a floor! And I can find what I need easily!
The one downside is I've finally organized all my fiber (wool, cotton, raw roving) and spun yarn and Houston, we have a problem! I have a ridiculously HUGE stash!
I really had no idea I was being this productive with spinning. I spin when I want to, either by hand or on my espinner, and I dye wool whenever I feel like it too. Turns out, this kind of free wheeling creative process is a great way to create tons and tons of yarn in a very short amount of time.
This isn't a bad thing, unless you're not making use of the yarn, which I haven't been. Still, it kills the joy of spinning for me to actually force myself to make a plan and only dye and spin what I need for a specific project. I haven't figured out a solution yet, and so far this stash is manageable - at least the bins weren't stacked to the ceiling!
So that is what I'm up to today! Piecing and quilting and probably finding some time for more spinning. I'm really feeling like playing with bright, cheerful colors and shapes so you're likely to see a lot of funky stuff in the next few months!
Let's go quilt,