Coming Soon…

I find it nearly impossible to accomplish much of anything crafty from Thanksgiving until the new year. There’s just so much on my plate and then the kids are home more, so I just don’t seem to get much done. This year’s time crunch coincided with another crafty slump, which was a little discouraging, because I actually had the time and desire to make something — I just couldn’t get motivated.

After spending most of a day cleaning up my studio (the clutter tends to adversely affect my crafting), I decided to run over to the shop and pick up some new fabric I’d been admiring and a new quilt pattern to go with it. The new V&A line from David Textiles had me all ga-ga at Market, so I picked out a few fat quarters of it along with some of Tula Pink’s Parisville and a couple of shot cottons. I thought all of it was perfect for the Coming Soon… pattern by Thimble Blossoms, which is actually meant to be a baby blanket but I’m thinking it’s a nice size for a throw.

This is really my kind of pattern: quick, cute and easy. I did make an error in cutting and had to add a couple more of the green-and-cream strips in the middle of piecing but that wasn’t a big deal. I’m toying with the idea of pulling off the border and making a wider one, which is something Sarah suggested. And I still need to pick out a backing fabric (leaning towards flannel or Minky/Minkee) but I’m pretty sure I’m going to bind it with the green.

One thing I will do is orient the quilt differently. I used directional fabric so all my books and wine bottles are sideways! LOL!

8 Replies to “Coming Soon…”

  1. Orient the quilt the other way so your books and bottles are vertical. Don’t pull off the green either. You could do a variety of other things like use scraps for a wonky border, make a piano key border then border with more green (wider, maybe – have to play with it)…You can always weight the “new” bottom so the quilt is longer than it is wide…should I keep going.

    Most importantly, it looks really nice. 🙂
    .-= Patty Murphy´s last blog ..Christmas Angels =-.

  2. You can just add more border to the border you’ve already got there. Either in the prints (scrappy or specific design) or more solid. Fun quilt!

  3. Hi Mary!
    I know what you mean about the busy holiday-season creativity slump. I am hoping to get back to sewing in the New Year. I got my blog going again, so maybe that will inspire me. Best wishes to you and your family!
    .-= Ula´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Joyful Noise =-.

  4. Just wanted to say that I asked for your book for my birthday and just got it today!!!! I am beyond excited about digging into it. So far I am lovin’ it! It is much bigger than I expected to be honest. Thanks for all your hard work in producing it. 😉

  5. Yeah, I don’t think the green should be pulled off either. It could be fun with another border in addition to the green as an inner border.
    I love it!
    And thanks for letting us borrow it!

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