Working on the rose
It’s sometimes difficult getting to my computer these days. The computer is in my daughter’s room. We sleep on different schedules. When I’m up early, like 3 or 4 am, she’s still asleep. When she’s awake, staying home because of the weather, she uses the computer to work from home. I can’t move the computer to another room because there is only one place it can be hooked up to the internet. I need to get another phone line installed so I can move it to another spot…. but where? I’ll have to think on this a bit.
Anyway, my friend Marilyn suggested I start with the rose to challenge myself. What a coincidence…. I had started working on the rose already. I had thought the same thing.
When I draw the pattern pieces for a quilt, I call it a map. Map…. gives directions…. get it? So I drew the map for the rose. I’ve not decided which pieces go under which ones yet. I’ll do that as I start putting it together.
I’ve decided to work in a series for most of my quilts from now on. I find it just as easy to cut out templates for more than one quilt at a time as it is for one. Here I’ve cut out the freezer paper patterns for 5 rose quilts.
I started looking through the tons of fabric in my stash to find the right fabric…. well heck…. not enough fabric for even one
rose as I see it in my mind. All my fabrics are nice but won’t do for a rose. I thought maybe I would look for some hand dye fabric….. Yikes! I had no idea how expensive those are. Nope, not in my budget. I gotta find time to use the dyes I own. Why have them if I don’t learn to use them? This goes on my to do list for warm weather.
Ok, I have an appointment next Monday which means I’m going to be out and about. I may as well add a trip to the fabric store too. I haven’t been to this fabric store in about two years. It’s been nearly that long since I was able to get away from the quilting machine except for grocery shopping and doctor visits. I gotta check out what they’ve been up.
I plan to look for mottled fabric and batik fabric. Those should work for the shading effects I want on the rose quilts. Hmm…. while I’m going to be out anyway, I might as well stop at the library too. I haven’t been there for quite a long time.