QDAD - Lurker no more
|QDAD 8.16 block repeat/rotate 2x3 grid|
Creating virtual quilts won't use up my stash but I'm pretty sure it'll spark a creative frenzy that makes me want to sew! About six months ago I joined the Facebook group QDAD created by my friend Anne@ PlayCrafts . Until today I'd been a lurker member (which is actually allowed in this no rules group).
I've got 15-30 minutes a day to spare (especially if I don't play candy crush on my phone) and I've been wanting to make my own quilt designs and join the fun - but had been letting the lack of tools stop me (although I do own crayons/pencils & paper). After listening to Anne's MQG webinar on Wednesday night, I decided to stop making excuses and give the free software inkscape a try.
|QDAD 8.16 - my very first one|
Despite the trunk load of my stash that I passed along for pennies on the dollar at the yard sale and the remaining that I donate to my local guild, there is no shortage of fabric around these parts.
|Five buckets turned to just this little bit after the sale/donation|
In a couple of weeks I'll be taking a workshop from Mary Tabor called WaterColor Quilt. We get to choose and cut and sew our strips ahead (yeah) and can expect to leave with a top in hand. Because I wanted to make a quilt to give to my co-worker as a retirement gift next month, the timing is just perfect.
|*The darks and bees are actually very well loved|
And best of all, because it calls for four fabrics 2 yards each (light, medium, dark florals and a background)- it's going to make a dent in my stash. And second best of all, because they are only 1" once sewn I'm able to use floral prints that aren't necessarily favorites and PURGE.
When my hubby walked in the room he asked what the stack was for and I told him about the workshop. His response was "so it's suppose to be fabric that doesn't go together at all?" I laughed and he's kind of right - or at least that's what I'm counting on.
I'll share the top in a future post and you can tell me if he was right.