Friday, June 19, 2015
A Quilt for My Bed
Once I realized how much smaller this bed is, and how the queen size was not too big for my room, I thought I would regret my decision to downsize the bed. But since we haven't had a full size bed in the house since I was younger, I need to buy new sheets and new bedding.
I have looked online for different comforter sets and quilts, but none of them really seemed to call to me. I want something wild - lime green, bright orange, turquoise, sunshine yellow and royal purple - with crazy patterns swirling together, yet cohesive and pretty. The it finally hit me - maybe I should commission myself to make a quilt for my bed. I would work for free! It is sad how long it took me to have that realization and decision.
I have been gravitating towards diamonds lately. I looked at many different diamond patterns until I realized that I could get a quilt off my bucket list. A simple equilateral triangle one. The repetition of a simple shape would tame all the wild colors and patterns, and give an interesting sparkling look. It would let the fabrics shine without a great deal of effort on my part. While it might be interesting to make a big quilt with lots and lots of teeny tiny pieces, I have decided I am going to scale up and make a more manageable size triangle. I haven't decided on the size yet, but right now I am leaning towards five inches wide or maybe even bigger.
I am really getting excited about the fabric selection process - I have been collecting lime and turquoise fabrics for a while now - ever since I painted my bedroom lime green in 2009. I think it was the sheer size of a queen size quilt in my little domestic machine that prevented me for actually making a quilt for that bed. But now I have a small and simple bed, and will start making a quilt for it.
Once I finish my Elephant Parade and Life of Plenty quilts, that is.