Thursday, November 12, 2020

fall paint lake


A few months ago I wanted a bit more of the yellow Sleeping Beauty Heather Ross print, which I found on Etsy. While I was ordering, I got a few more half yards to build my stash and help justify the shipping cost.

When the package arrived, I was super busy and set it aside, not opening it for a few weeks  (As a fabriholic, that’s pretty busy!) When I did open it up, I’d completely forgotten what I’d ordered and was so surprised to find this beautifully coordinated Fall bundle, accidentally curated by me! I took out the green floral print and light blue Rapunzel, but I thought the rest went together really well. I set it aside until I could decide what to make with it.

Up to this point, I have not been a seasonal quilter in the sense of making quilts with the colors or theme of the current season.  But I find I am leaning that way more all the time. When it’s Summer, I want to use summer colors. By the time we’ve moved into Fall, I don’t want to work on those summery quilts anymore - I want something reminiscent of Autumn. Many of my quilts don’t fall into a seasonal category, and I’ll work on them whenever. But lately I have definitely been feeling the pull of the season in my quilting.

Recently, I got a weekend to devote a large amount of time to quilting. I was working on flying geese from that really old stack of Origins fabrics in my stash, playing along beside Rachel Hauser and Lucy Brennan, two longtime quilty friends, in the Geesey Geesey quilt along. I was churning out those geese and the accompanying leftover HSTs for hours on end, making great progress. During that project, I kept passing by that stack of fabric above.

Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore. I needed a break from geese and their color palette. I looked at all my saved posts on IG and decided to make a Paint Lake quilt with my fabric stack. I cut it all out and assembled the majority of it in one evening, finishing up in the morning. It was soooo easy and very satisfying. 

I did have to add in more prints (mostly low-volume) to get the right number needed for the pattern, but I think I managed to keep the feel of the original stack quite well.

Completing the top got the urge out of my system. I have no idea what to back it with, but I’m in no hurry at the moment. That’ll come in time. I’m just really pleased to have made the top so effortlessly and satiated my need to work with that stack of fabric.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely bundle of fabrics you scored!! A lot of us are working on geese it seems...I do love seeing flocks vee-ing around our gray skies these days...hugs, Julierose


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