I did make a small dent with some of the holiday gifts I made, but then this happened...
I missed out on Good Folks and had a bit of Little Folks voile, but most of that went out of print before I really started quilting and sewing again. Perhaps it was me always coveting something I wasn't willing to pay $10 per fat quarter for on Etsy or perhaps it was just the beauty of the fabric, but I HAD to have it, and I had to have all of it (in half yard increments). Once I had it, I HAD to sew with it.
The Glam Clam quilt by Latifah Saafir has been on my quilt bucket list since I first saw the original at QuiltCon two years ago, and I thought the 12 inch version would be a perfect way to show of the large scale and gorgeous prints. Large pieces, and a bit more interesting than large squares of patchwork. This also happily coincides with the Clambake Quilt Along hosted by Rachel at Stitched in Color.
I have to admit, that when I first saw the pieces on my design wall, I was a bit nervous. I'm more of an analogous color scheme/neutral background type of quilter. I was afraid this was too much and needed some neutrals mixed in. I'm not sure if it was impatience to dive in, or if I got brave, but in the end I decided to just go for it and have been piecing it together row by row. In fact, I'll have a finished twin-sized quilt top in less than a week, which is record time for me!
I've already ordered the backing and have big plans for the quilting on this one!
What do you think? Would you have stuck to your backlog list of projects? Or seized a moment of quilting inspiration?
Linking up with the Clambake Quilt Along and Needle and Thread Thursday.