This post may come as a shock to you. Sit down. Take a deep breath.
Today, I started a quilt.
For months I've been inspired by this book- and the fabulous versions of the cover quilt that I've seen around the blog-o-sphere. But since that silly car accident back in March, cutting fabric and sewing have created the worst aches in my neck. Whiplash, the gift that keeps on giving. After I made the applique Ts for the kids, the pain wasn't quite as bad. And I miss sewing in an almost physical way. So today I decided to give it another try.
Pulling fabrics is always the most fun part of starting a new project- and it doesn't hurt my neck! So I had loads of fun playing this morning.
There are some new pieces in there- have you seen the fabulous 1,001 Peeps by Lizzy House? Yum. I got a few pieces of that, and then there's also some Parisville by Tula Pink- that scalloped pattern ii the back row is one of my all time faves. And there there's random assorted goodness from all over the map. Amy Butler, Kaffe, Brandon Mably, Alexander Henry, Anna Maria Horner, Heather Ross, and so much more. I even snuck in my favorite xxx rated fabric, the one I bought at the Denver Quilt Show years ago. Can you spot that one? ;-)
This modern cross quilt is going to be for my bed, and I'm hoping to repaint our bedroom this summer to lighten the entire place up. In keeping with this new, lighter me, I'm doing something I've never done before. Using a white solid for the background of the blocks! I've put things on black more times than I can count, but never ever plain white.
My neck made it through a lot of cutting- many many 2 1/4" white squares and 2" white strips. And then I managed to sew 2 whole blocks before the pain let me know it was time to take a break. But 2 blocks is still 200% more than I have done in months, so, I'll take it. Now I have more than 60 to go- still need to do the math on upsizing from largish full size- in the book- to largish queen sized- my desired finished product.
I'll leave you with the blocks while I go ice my neck, yet again.