Okay, so I want to talk about my new long-term project, but first, how cute are these?! My latest Westwood Acres delivery: Kei floral polka dots! I bought them because I was thinking I might use the purple/green in my Pantone Quilt Challenge design, but in the meantime, I've changed my mind. Darn. Now I'll just have to find some other wonderful use for them ; ) Linking up with Molli Sparkles' Sunday Stash.
Back to the other thing.... Last month I reviewed a couple of new quilting books I received as holiday gifts, including Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts by Cathy Gaubert. Then shortly afterward, I decided to make one of the quilts in it for The Library Project QAL. But it was hard picking just one to work on - I love almost every single quilt in the book, especially because they're all small projects that are easy to finish. (And who doesn't welcome a few quick, easy to finish projects?)
I'd also been toying with the idea of a multi-part color study, and I kept spotting delightful minis adorning inspiration walls when bloggers posted about their studios. So I decided to roll all these ideas into one: I'm going to work my way through the book of quilts, tackling many of the ideas as minis in a rainbow of colors, and then hang them to brighten up my sewing space! I'm excited to get started. I've pulled blues for the Arches quilt by Jessica Berret of Urban Patchwork. Many of the fabrics I chose come from Constellations by Lizzy House, but I've added in some others to round out the range from warm to cool.
Have you tackled any type of a color study in your sewing and quilting adventures? Is your studio space filled with things you've created? If you've blogged about your work space or inspiration wall, leave me a link in the comments so I can check it out! It's always neat to see a little snapshot of what makes others tick.