Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Over the past year, I've been slowly building a Heather Ross stash. A small bundle here, a scrap pack there, the occasional splurge on Etsy for something out of print. I've used pieces in my projects as I've gone along (here, here, and here are prime examples), but I finally decided that it's time to make a Heather Ross quilt to hang on the wall in the big girls' room. It's incredibly daunting to cut into this fabric, some of which is so rare and all of which is gone forever if I make a mistake. I keep repeating Amanda Jean's motto to myself: it's all just fabric...right?
Since so many of my pieces are in odd shapes and sizes, I've decided to go far more improvisational than usual. It's a little ways out of my comfort zone, but I'm trying. Svetlana's gorgeous puzzle quilt from last year is up on my Pinterest board to remind me that randomness in design can have amazing results. This is my goal finish for the month of February, and I hope to have a quilt top to share with you in the next week or two. Now if I can just get the courage to pick up that rotary cutter...
Linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes and Work In Progress Wednesday.