Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Mochi Yum Yum . . . and a Plan

Yesterday was a BIG day for fabric at my house.  All the Happy Mochi Yum Yum came in . . . oh MY.  The bounty and the awesomeness.

So one thing about just straight up buying fabric you love is that with it you sometimes get a big fat question mark.  What to make with it?!  I always worry when getting fabric with no plan that it will just sit on the shelves . . . and the longer it sits, the less likely I'll be to use it . . . it just becomes too precious and I want to make sure I use it for the *perfect project*.  Is there such a thing?  It sure feels that way sometimes!

So I've been on the prowl.  Ever since I hit that BUY button.  And then last night I had a EUREKA moment.  Because I stumbled on this:

Oh My Stars (A Quilt-Along)
Sheila (from Thought and Found) decided to make up her quilt in vintage sheets (which I could totally do as well . . . the vintage sheet stash has kind of exploded up in here over the last year) - - but I love the idea of using some of the HMYY to work this pattern up.  Can you imagine?  Check out the layout:
The Plan - by Sheila from Thought and Found
I love all of the various sizes (there are star variations written for those who want to throw some different kinds in there)!  I think it gives the whole thing interest without making things too confusing with tons of different block styles . . . or traditional (not knocking the traditional quilt-makers out there . . . it's just not as much my thing).

So that's the plan.  The only thing that intimidates me with the whole thing is that it is WAY bigger than the quilts I've made in the past (generous twin) . . . I worry less about the piecing (which will, admittedly, take awhile!) and more with the quilting (which I'm not sure I can handle doing myself on my own sewing machine - - and I don't know anyone who long-arms *period* much less someone who long-arms for a price I can afford).  This means I might end up making it smaller . . . haven't really decided all that yet, but we'll see.

Anything you're gearing up to make these days?  Any large projects on the horizon? 


hilary b. January 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM  

that quilt pattern is awesome! My mom started one very similar to that for my high school graduation.. ya, still one of those works in progress. She was working at a quilt shop at the time and let me pick out all sorts of awesome bright batiks. I'll have to ask her to pull out the blocks and see if we can wrap that thing up! Thanks for the inspiration!

Skooks January 15, 2012 at 12:05 AM  

hil - sounds awesome! I would love to see it whenever it gets finished up. :)

Leslie January 24, 2012 at 7:46 PM  

oh goodness that looks amazing. i have to go check that quilt along out. it would look so great in the HMYY

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