Hello everyone! We must all be busily sewing and quilting for the holidays - or else everyone has abandoned us for Facebook. Since I don't have a FB account, I enjoy stopping by here to catch up with quilting friends. It's been pretty quiet lately.
I've been sewing up those hanging kitchen towels in reds, blues, tans, blacks & greens. (Refer to previous post for pictures.) Since each towel is cut in half to make two hanging towels, it makes for a pretty economical gift idea. As soon as those are done (I have 4 more to go), I'm going to start in on a train quilt for the Little. He'll be 2 in November, and I have a throw-sized cuddle quilt for him from the Shannon minkee-type fabrics, but this one will be a twin size quilt for when he graduates from his crib. He is very interested in steam engine trains, so that's what we're going with for fabric. The sashing will be a railroad track print fabric. So far I have no pattern, but figure I'll make it up as I go. Probably something fairly simple/traditional. It doesn't need to be fancy or intricate. Since the train fabric lends itself more to a straightforward "big block" type of quilt that I intend to tie, I just need to decide things like whether or not I'm going to set the blocks on point, how to add some fun colors to go with the train fabric, and other details like that.
And since I bought the fabric BEFORE I figured out the pattern, I'll need to make the pattern fit the yardage I have rather than the other way around. :) You know what they say about the definition of insanity, right? Doing the same thing, but expecting different results. One of these days I may actually put the horse before the cart and figure out the pattern before buying the fabric.
Happy Fall quilting! It's a good time to be cozied up indoors.