So… on top of my super secret project, I think I am going to start another one. Yes, I know… if I’m afraid the super secret project will take a while, why would I start another project? I have two good reasons for that:
- Sometimes, I feel like I need a break from the super secret project, but still want to do something creative.
- And that way I can have a project I’m working on that I can take keep everyone updated on.
What is this project you ask? I’m going to make myself a quilt. I’ve been thinking about making myself one for a while now, but just couldn’t decide on what type of quilt I wanted to make. Shockingly, I’ve decided on an applique quilt. I’m told that applique can be more difficult than a standard quilt, but after looking at lots of patterns and designs I feel that I can make a better go of this quilt design than most others, and it will give me a lot of creative freedom.
I would like to thank the Purl Bee for this design idea. Their quilt is a mini quilt, while I’m planning to make mine a queen sized quilt (approximately 108″ x 120″). I am also thinking I might use a black background on mine. It should help me hilight some of the great (mostly white) fabrics that I have.
The main reason that I think this is a good pattern for me, is that with all of the fabric flowers I have done, I am awesome at cutting out circles. It will be interesting to see if I can sew them as well.
I’m also planning to do more quilting on my design, specifically outside of the circles. It’s a little strange to me that the Purl Bee design has so little quilting itself.