I am excited to be able to say I am getting started on the first of my big goals I outlined for my 2018 Goals: making 3-4 bed quilts for us! Yesterday I cut into a yummy stack of fabrics to begin working on the first bed quilt for my husband and me. But let me step back really quickly… these are going to be used in our Expedition Vehicle that we are making (if you are interested in following along with that new adventure, you can via Wabi-Sabi Overland), so I’m aiming for a finished size of around 68-inches x 88-inches (the mattress – which arrives today – should be 48-inches x 72-inches).
I picked out the blue tile shown above for some interior accents (we’re thinking floor in the bathroom area, kitchen counter, “back-splash” areas but everything is so tiny we’re not sure yet), so together my husband and I agreed on 4 coordinating Kona Cotton colors for the palettes in the 3-4 quilts I hope to make this year: Sky, Lake, Astral, and Ocean. You know how I feel about blue, and it makes me giddy that my husband is happy with it, too.
I felt really accomplishes to do all of the fabric prep I needed for the piecing of the first quilt project ready yesterday. This project falls under the “secret sewing” category, and I will be sharing the full reveal with you on March 14th, but I will definitely be sharing my progress along the way via Instagram (and for those who follow me there, you probably already saw these photos yesterday, well, depending on the algorithm…).
How are you progressing on your 2018 goals? Is it time to go back and revisit them? I certainly benefited from looking mine over yesterday!
At this point, you have probably heard the news that was announced yesterday: Free Spirit Fabrics will be shut down by parent company Coats. I personally found the Craft Industry Alliance (CIA) post “Free Spirit Fabrics to Be Shut Down by Coats Effective Immediately” and associated comments to be worth reading, and I am definitely going to be looking to Abby Glassenberg and the Craft Industry Alliance (affiliate link) for more reporting and details. Abby’s Instagram post on the topic yesterday also garnered interesting insights in the comments.
I wish everyone affected by the announcement a quick and smooth transition.