Sunday, May 23, 2010

On tour without the bus

By tomorrow noon, I will have been to 14 different airports in 33 days. Some of the travelling was vacation and some work with more work travel coming up in the next few weeks. No sewing around here so I consoled myself with a brief stop at the local quilt shop while running errands.

Five fat quarters that struck my fancy. No plans for any of them. Yet.

I picked up five fat quarters and an issue of Quiltmania. I think I need to subscribe. It's pricey, but so much more inspiring than any of the other magazines I have. We were talking about this at the shop. Most of the magazines show very simple quilts that I can easily draft myself and don't really get me excited about making or they are contest winners that while beautiful aren't tops I'll make.

Quiltmania seems different. Not sure exactly what it is. I bought issue No. 76 based on two quilts that I couldn't look at long enough! Studying them I was struck by how the fabric choices made such a huge contribution to the overall look of the quilt. The quilts appear complicated and busy at first glance, but are fairly simple. The pattern, value and placement of the fabrics makes all the difference.

I'm glad I'll have something to occupy me for the next flight. Now, I 'm off to pack. Again.

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