Designing For My BGFF
I’ve been doin’ some designing up in here while I’m a sewing machine down. Do what you can, with what you have, when you have it. That’s right, I had to take my own advice! My BGFF (best gay friend forever–you should totally get one!) likes Disney a little bit. As in, he effin’ moved to Orlando to be a lifeguard for the summer at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon just so he could get free entry to Disney World anytime he wanted. Lessers, take note, this is how dedication is done.
Because he’s my BGFF, I totally need to make him a quilt. It’s how I roll, and how I express my love when other conventional ways fail me. (e.g. “Hey, here’s a birthday gift!”) So I designed this pixelated Mickey Mouse logo using Apple’s Numbers software, and plan on using Lizzy House’s Constellations range. Constellations says so much about reaching for the stars, living your dreams, magical-mystical experiences, and generally being shiny and awesome. Which, Zach does all of those things, so it’s totally on pointe.
I’ve got half yard cuts of all of these fabrics, so that should be seven yards, and plenty to complete this quilt top. The plan at the moment is to do 2″ or 2.5″ squares (?)–anything smaller and I might not consider Zach by BGFF anymore. I’ll strip piece, cross cut and chain stitch to speed up the process. I also noticed the colour scheme is pretty much that of the Cinderella’s Castle or dress. Serendipity.
What do y’all think about it being centred though? I thought throwing it into the corner and cutting some of it off might make it more modern, but then I’m not sure it needs to be any more modern. I am (at this stage) leaving it square, around a queen-ish size. That alone might lift it to that abstract point I like–you know, you don’t see what it really is until you back up off it. I’d love your thoughts in the comments!
P.s. BradsBest – you’re an NRB.
P.p.s. Grandma Sparkles arrives in the morning. For realz. You’ve seen The Muppets Take Manhattan? Well, this is gonna be better than that.