My normal crafting programme includes just adding new projects until the creative bubble bursts... and I return to focusing on a couple of projects until they are finished.
At the moment, I am still adding projects to my list, and wondering how close I am to that overflow situation.
I have had the instructions for the North Star quilt by Emily Dennis for a while, and just haven't had the fabric or spark to get it underway. Last time I visited my favourite quilt shop, The Country Yard, they had in a new small line of fabrics that just had SUZANNE written all over them, and the North Star pattern leapt to mind as it is a simple yet graphic quilt, that would suit those strong graphic fabrics. Coincidentally, this pattern also started a quilt along on Instagram.
After a couple of weeks thinking and plotting, I was still no closer to working out how those fabrics were going to work, as I needed more variety as well as background and contrast fabrics. It was all a bit too hard and nothing was coming together. I finally decided to buy SOME of the fabric... not enough to finish the quilt, but enough to do some experimenting.
I was not prepared to give up on this one, and after looking through the quiltalong IG photos, I have found a slightly alternative colour layout that I can see working with my fabrics! I am beyond happy.
So today I caught up with the Month 7 block for the Tilda Homespun magazine BOM and got all my pieces fused.
Now I can work on finishing the blanket stitch on Block 5 and 7. I think I also need to vacuum!
Tomorrow is a free day in my crafting schedule as the new weeks blocks for Patchwork City don't come out until Monday... so, I am going to have a little play with my NEW fabrics and see what happens.