A good map is almost like reading a good book to me. I like to study them before I go places, even though I still get turned around pretty easily in a city. I think the skill of a cartographer, especially in times long ago, is very impressive to me. My daughter loves maps, too, and several years ago I found some map fabric and planned on making it into a quilt for her. I’ve actually taken it off the shelf several times with good intentions, but I believe that this time I will actually get it made!
I’ve collected other fabrics that I thought would go well with the map material…so many that I tried to use some up in a class sample quilt. That quilt also never got finished, so I had a pile of ‘pieces’ ready to go. In a nice coincidence, at a retreat one of the ladies gave me a large stack of rectangle scraps that just happen to go with the map idea fabrics.
I felt as though all the pieces were coming together today. I threw the already completed blocks up on the design wall and the finished quilt plan jumped into my mind! It happens like that sometimes and I’m always reminded of the old TV show, The A Team…”I love it when a plan comes together.”
I started cutting and sewing large pieces together…it’s so fast when the pieces are big! After just a couple of hours I feel as though I have lots of the quilt done already! I do have to keep in mind that I want this to be a couch or bed quilt size and that it’s all right to let it grow and grow.
It’s practically making itself but I have to get things ready for my Artisan Showcase–in just 10 days! Yet a lot of stuff like cleaning and rearranging the furniture has to wait until the last minute. What to do in the meantime? Why sew on this, of course! Woo-hoooo!
And since my kids usually read this, and I do have two of them, and my son and his wife need a new wall hanging…I’ll be looking at the right fabrics for that, too. Blues seem to be difficult for me and that’s what they need…hmmmmm.
I love having several projects going on at the same time!