Thursday, January 19, 2006
What do you do on a warm humid night when you just can't get to sleep?
You plan quilts and other creative projects of course. (I might add that I also do this at many other times when I ought to be concentrating on or listening to something else!)
Last night, it hit me like a flash. A big Crazy quilt called "Time and Place". Over the years I have acquired a few bits and pieces with Place names, things like souvenir ties and scarves with local landmarks and monuments. In fact, I just love fabrics with printing or maps on them, and I also have a few bits and pieces with clocks, dates and things related to time on them. Like a tie with Big Ben on it.
I just did not know what I was collecting them for....till last night.
This will probably end up a rather masculine quilt, but I am certainly not going to confine myself to "safe" browns and greens and blues. I will get sick of it long before I finish if I do.
I am going to print of some "custom-made" map fabric onto some pre-treated fabric sheets that I bought from Peggy at Kaliko Kottage. Other than that, I will try not to think about it too much until I have finished my "Lovely Lace" project. I find that if I plan and dream about a project for too long, without plungeing into it, that my creative juices run out. I have already made the thing in my mind, and the excitement is gone!
Will keep you posted on this one. Just keeping my fingers crossed that we do not have too many more hot, humid nights to conjure up more weird and wonderful dreams to supersede this one even before I can make a start.
And talking of dreams, that reminds me, just before I awoke this morning, I was dreaming that we had packed up everything in our house to move, or go away somewhere. Everything, that is, except all the stuff in my sewing room. I was allowed to leave that just as it was, because it would be just too hard to pack it. I am not sure what was going to happen to it, because I woke up.