Design Wall Monday #03 – Bloom Bloom Pow!
Today, I want to share some random thoughts based around a new project I started, and my design wall-slash-sometimes-floor. Lee over at Freshly Pieced is hosting a new QAL (that’s quilt-a-long for those uninitiated souls) called Bloom Bloom Pow. As soon as I saw this, I knew I wanted to make this quilt. It’s actually the first QAL I’ve participated in, as I’ve so far been a bit shy about jumping into a project that will directly compare what I’m doing to someone else. Just utter silliness, I know.
I couldn’t let my hesitation stand in the way though, and started raiding my stash for some lucky fabrics. In the back of my head I remembered the often sprouted words of American Idol judges, “Make it your own.” So that’s exactly what I’ve chosen to do! The white background is out! The typical quilting cottons, gone! Yardage? Who needs it! I’ve decided to put all those batiks to good use, and do a collage of black-based fabrics in place of the white, and I’m using only fat quarters. In my head I’m seeing a shimmering rainbow of fireworks set against a variable black sky.
It will be an ultimate experiment in taking Lee’s wise words and converting them into my sparkling vocabulary of ideas. If it works, amazing, if it doesn’t, well, it’s just fabric, and I’ll have learned a lot for next time. My ultimate point is this, do what makes you happy, and don’t be afraid to sew off the beaten path. You might surprise yourself, and find your inner quilting superstar.
Shine on, my sparkling ones!
I want to have, like, 10,000 of your babies.