I'm still working on the flying geese. I had to wait a few days to get the background fabric and it just showed up last Wednesday . I spent some time cutting a yard and a half into 2 1/2" squares. Now to sew them all. When it's all said and done I'll have 336 flying geese. I'll let you know once I have the geese done if I think they're still cool. Maybe I am asking for it doing them this small. We will see.
What kind of quilter are you? What colors do you gravitate to?
I'm a traditionalist with a twist. I don't like to do things that I have seen done a hundred times before. Most of the time I come up with my own patterns. I know this may sound bad, but I like to look at a pattern and make it my own by changing a few things. I very rarely buy a pattern. Am I cheating people out of money by not buying their pattern? Maybe, but why spend money on something that I can just look at and know how to make. Yes, they have taken the time to come up with the yardages for me, but I don't want it that size or change it in such a way that the pattern does not end up working for me. You might say I want it just like that, but different. I have always done things a little different than everyone else. I march to the beat of my own drum. Everyone could be going "one, two, three, four" and I'm going "three, one, two, four". Some call it being a little off in the head or taking a ride on the short bus.
Most of the time I'm a medium to dark kind of person. Love the medium to darker colors. There are a a few times that I get on a bright kick. You know everyone needs to think out side of their comfort zone sometimes. I'm also a very matchy match person. I like to match colors closely to other and make everything blend in. They blend in so much that they are sometimes blah. They just don't have that pop factor. This is where my BH and quilt shop owner come into play. I pick out fabric and they tell me yes or throw it out. Sometime I swear they take sides with one another and team up on me. If I'm hem hawing about a fabric choice one of the two will take the others side just to get me to pick a fabric and get the hell out of the store. Don't you find you can spend hours at the quilt shop? Once the quilt is done I step back and look at the fabric choice and sometime say damn they were right with their fabric choice. It would just not have looked right with what I had chosen . I wish I had their gift of color!
I did order some more fabric for another project. I know, I know I have not finished the last few hundred quilts I have started. Here are just a few I have in the works. Does it still count as a project if I've only bought the fabric for it? I'm not even going to count the tops that I have waiting to be quilted.
I'm going to use up an old jelly roll that I have laying around collecting dust and needed to add just a little more fabric. It's Basic Grey/Urban Couture and I ordered a charm pack of this line and a Moda brown solid. You might have seen this pattern on other blogs. Right now I can't remember where I saw it. I did like it and wanted to make my own. Might change it up a bit more before it's done.
I did get an E-mail from Amber and she said she would have my quilts at my parents house sometime after 4 today. she has been under the weather and had the flu. I'll keep you posted.
Update: Just got a text message from Amber and she now needs to drop the quilts off tomorrow or Tuesday afternoon.