Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Contemplating another project

A couple of weeks ago, Thing One and DH went to the local quilt shop and picked out a gift for me...two yards of Lucky Cat fabric and a set of 9 little batik squares with Lucky Cat on them. Ever since then, they've been asking me almost every day what am I goin to do with them, and have I started yet? Geesh, don't they understand that these things have to marinate for a while?

So I've been thinking and thinking about what to do. Last night, while I was sleeping an idea came to me. Obviously, I'm not the only quilter that has these dreams about how to solve a problem in a project or who dreams up quilt designs. Just today, Nines mentioned the same thing!

Anyway, last night, I dreamed of the batik panels as the larger square in a Warm Wishes Quilt. That could work with the all over pattern in the other large part of the alternate block and maybe a cream and a green in the other places.

But then I was looking at some pictures I took on my recent retreat, and I saw this idea, which could also work

So great, I had no ideas, now I've got two. But wait! Then I saw
this post on Norma's blog today. Now I am in a quandry...I don't know which of these ideas I like the best. I guess I need to go back to sleep and think about it some more. And then tomorrow I'll ask Thing One for her opinion, which I always trust when it comes to design decisions.

I wonder how long it will be before I start this project? Did you notice that I'm starting lots but not actually finishing things? Grrr................


Tanya said...

Ooh. You've got some maneki neko fabric! Good for you! Your kitty (maneki neko) is holding a gold coin and he is calling to you with his paw. He's also calling in wealth to your home as well as friends and luck! Once you get your quilt made put it up in your entryway since that's where maneki neko always sit.

jovaliquilts said...

That is such wonderful fabric!! I have two sets of those 9 batik squares, one set with turtles and one with children. Still working out what to do with them. I'll be watching what you choose!

Amanda said...

You've given me some good ideas for some novelty fabric I've bought and have been wondering what I should do with them.

Kucki68 said...

I have a severe case of starteritis, too. Just started a summer sweater, doing OC, Judy's Quilt an Hour, Leader and Ender with Buckeye Beauty and a String Star thing. Also going: 3 pairs of socks and one that is MIA. Better get some UFO concentration to at least finish something!