I'm in fabric heaven again. I love fabric. It used to be an addiction. Like any other craving, I fed it regularly by going to the fabric stores, petting the fabric, seeing which pieces wanted to come home with me. Lately though my interests have been elsewhere. But with organizing the studio and bringing the fabric hoard back into my sight, it brings up the ole' feelings again.
I went with mom and the church quilting group to several fabric stores this weekend. I tried to be sensible in my buying but its been so long since I've had seen anything new, I couldn't resist several new pieces of Kaffe Fassett, pretty Moda and my new favorite; Anna Maria Horner. I even picked up a pattern for children's aprons (it included 5 different styles.)
I cut out pieces to make one of the aprons this week. Instead of whipping it up on the machine, I decided to piece it by hand. Just for a bit of relaxation. I haven't quilted in a long time. I love hand quilting. I don't do it very often anymore.
Creating something by hand is an art. I've made my share of quilted pillows but I don't think my attention span is long enough for a whole quilt. Just yet. Maybe someday. I know you can make a quilt in a weekend or whatever but I have a thing for a piece that has hand planted stitches. I say that now, but I saw the cutest tied bed cover pattern the other day over at The Purl Bee that I saved and must try with all my leftovers. Maybe I'm mellowing, or realizing I'll never get anything done if I don't 'cheat.' hehe
I'm working on 2 more aprons just for fun. 1- I enlarged the pattern to fit an adult and 2 - I saw an apron on a fabric shop wall that appealed to me and I'm trying to duplicate. I'm also finishing up some canvases that I started last week and lost steam over. What art projects are calling to you?