If I’m ever struggling for inspiration, I find the best way to push through is to find myself a project that is so large and absorbing, that I can’t help but think about painting instead. While at Amitie the other night I bought some beautiful fabric to make myself a skirt or two, and have had so much fun just looking at, and thinking about the beautiful colours, that I made another trip to a different fabric shop (just for a look mind) called Patchwork on central and then I lost control…..
I found one Japanese fabric that I thought would be great for a quilt for my son’s room. To be honest, he has a quilt that I bought ready-made, and some of the appliqued bits are starting to shred, so it is in need of some serious repair – really a whole new top. Not so hard is it? Feeling ebullient, I even accepted help when it was offered by the shop-lady-person (I NEVER accept that….), and before I knew it, I had the most splendid collection of fabrics laid out before me that looked good and not too try-hard, and inspiring…. So inspiring.
I started yesterday – and I must say it’s going swimmingly. Very chaotic and completely unplanned (as is my way), but it’s looking kind of wonderful I think.
Of course while I was there, I couldn’t resist some stunning Kaffe Fasset (who doesn’t loooove Kaffe) to make a quilt for my daughter’s room – because now – I am (in my own mind) and expert at this and I am not scared (as she would say).
OK – now I have a huge project I can go and do some painting instead. 🙂