Every since Audrey moved from cot to bed, I've been thinking almost obsessively about making a quilt for her. I always seem to get sidelined like this when there are other more pressing things that need to be attended to. I'm still busy with work, monkeys and cats. And then there is the rather pressing deadline of tomorrow for a project I have been working on for a book with some other crafters, which I am so excited & honoured to be involved with. So it goes without saying, that as the arch-procrastinator I am, I would choose to spend a quiet half hour this morning trying out some colour ideas for the quilt instead of tackling the things that might decrease my blood pressure!
I'm thinking pinks, greens and a little bit of yellow. Originally the idea was to try my hand at a coin quilt, similar to this one that Hilary made a while back. I love how modern and fresh it is, and the long straight lines make it look like something I might be able to attempt with my novice piecing and quilting skills (though I am sure it is the kind of thing that looks deceptively straightforward). But then, thinking about it some more, I got a bit carried away and started thinking of all the wonderful images of modern log cabin style quilts that I've seen hither (love the monkeys!) and tither (from Machine Made Patchworks no.1). There are some tips for log cabin construction here, and some more inspirational log cabin images here. So now that is the plan. Feel free to talk me out of this, I know it's probably way beyond me... but a challenge is good for the soul... right?