Waiting for Yellow
So this is going to be a bit awkward. Two things happened today: I finished my first quilt top and started this blog to celebrate. So while I’d love to show ya’ll the finished piece, I think it is only fair to its livelihood that we start at the beginning. I mean, this has been pretty all consuming, so let’s slow it down, and I’ll show you where it all began.
Even the word implies slowing down! For some reason I got it in my head one day that you never see enough yellow in home furnishings, decor or crafty goodness. So my immediate thought pattern was to make a yellow quilt. HAHAHA. Mind you, I’d never sewn before, nor did I have a sewing machine. Wait a minute, I didn’t even have a blade, cutting board, or a pinch of fabric. My sparkle jar was completely empty. Then this happened:
I went into Lincraft and stared at the fabric section. Talk about being out of your element! Then I saw they had a sale on fat quarters. I had no idea why they were called that, or what they were, but they had a stack of yellow toned ones so I picked up a few and headed home (along with a cheap rotary blade — more about that another time).
Then I discovered fat quarters on eBay. Then on Etsy. Then at my local quilt shoppe. Then I discovered what a fat quarter was. It was like I was setting foot on a new world, and the entire world was covered in yellow glitter. Could this be true? Is there a giant world out there full of fabric, yellow and otherwise, just waiting for me to call my very own? Simply, yes.
More yellow fat quarters piling up. I honestly didn’t know where or when to stop. I just bought anything and everything as long as it had a pinch of yellow. Slowly my choices got better and more discerning, but still, it was mainly just about absorbing any yellow (moderately priced) fabric I could find. Who knew there were even different qualities of fabric — I certainly didn’t. Oh, if only one knew what they know now!
And so it went on and on until I had about forty fabrics and realised I might have a problem. (Flash forward to the present day, and yes, it is a problem). I ended up being able to take a few out of the pile for not cutting the mustard! See what I did there? Finally, I made myself stop and start working on the next step. Um, what was the next step again?
Love & Sparkle,