Do you have one of those friends who starts to say something (like “FABRIC FRIDAY!), then goes in a totally opposite direction with their conversation? No? Well now you do, because I’m one of those people. Bear with me, I’ll get to the fabric!
We moved into our house a YEAR ago and aside from fixing the porch and painting our bathroom, we’ve done nothing in the way of home improvement. BUT NOT for long! I’ve finally convinced The Hubster to let me hire a painter and paint the downstairs (INCLUDING the master bedroom)! Why a painter you ask? Because we have 20-some-odd foot cathedral ceilings and even with my TALLEST ladder, I’m about 6 feet too short to get to the top. Anyway, for the master, we’re thinking a really rich, slate-y grey. Calming, peaceful, soothing, everything you’d need in a bedroom.
SO, naturally, I’ve picked out fabrics. Actually, it happened more like this: I was at work and searching through remnants for a [now abandoned] unnamed project. I found an AWESOME mustard-y yellow and grey fabric. I fell in love and bought it. Now I’m on a mission. ONE problem. I had no real mission. I just wanted fabric. So, a mission I created! It is TIME to paint the house! Problem solved. Enter new problem: mustard yellow and grey are NOT the most common colors. In fact, they’re pretty damn UNcommon. In spite of that fact, I’m doing fairly well finding things to match. I’ve had to give in and include some “true” yellows in lieu of all mustard, but short of robbing Grey Poupon and stealing merchandise (Oh, I know they have mustard colored fabric SOMEWHERE in that place!), I’ll have to settle for some yellow variation.
Now, here’s the funny part. I look HORRIBLE in yellow. I mean, put this stuff up to my skin and I look the exact same color. I’ll just have to remember to keep grey around the edges of my quilt so I won’t look jaundiced in the middle of the night and scare my husband! ::sigh:: The things we do for craft-y love!
Whatddya think? Any ideas for a quilt style? I have so many ideas! Maybe a giant Dresden plate? Half-square triangles? Square in square blocks? Long stripes? I just don’t know! Opinions please!