I’d be snorkeling somewhere tropical with Don. Crystal blue waters. Sun warming our backs. Tropical fish and sea turtles swimming by. Dolphins playing in the surf in the distance.
But, since that’s not going to be happening anytime soon let’s be more realistic. Hmm, I’d be at home working on my latest quilt. I’ve just taken up quilting a little over a year ago. I didn’t start to really know what I was doing until within the last six months. (At least, I hope I know what I’m doing. 🙂 ) I’ve made five quilts so far. Four were gifts and one was commissioned for sale. They are all baby or toddler sized. (45 inches x 45 inches or smaller.) Good for children’s beds, play space on the floor, or laps on the couch. My designs are fairly simple block designs, some scrappy, some with a design pattern. I really enjoy coming up with color combinations and patterns. I’m still ridiculously intimidated by designs that require more intricate piecing than simple block pieces but I have some patterns set aside that I am eager to try when I’m ready to take that next step into more daring territory.
Here’s a look at the quilts I’ve made so far. (One is not pictured because it is a gift and it hasn’t been gifted yet. I don’t want to spoil the surprise.)
My latest is another simple block, scrappy design. I am thinking about posting this one for sale on www.Etsy.com. If you are interested in it let me know. I’d love to save myself the time of listing it on Etsy if someone puts a claim on it now. When finished it will be about 45 x 45, maybe an inch or two smaller.
I have SO many ideas for more quilts and I have to remind myself that I can only do one at a time. Most fresh in my mind is an idea for my niece and her husband who have asked for a quilt. My goal is to finish their quilt in time for Christmas. It shouldn’t take me that long to make but it is going to take me some time to buy the new fabrics. Until then, I have tons of scraps leftover from these earlier projects to keep me busy making scrappy designs.
Don has also decided that I need to make something for us to keep and his idea is naturally more advanced than anything I’ve made so far. Typical. Now I have to learn how to sew zippers for his fancy, fan-dangled design. More on that later when I understand it better too.
If YOU could be doing anything right now, what would it be?