I often make wonderful quilts for swaps and then feel sad when they've left the house on their journey to their new homes. I keep saying to myself that I should remake one to keep for our house. Well finally I'm doing just that. Remember the last quilt that I did, the Aurora Borealis one here?
I've drafted a new version of it for our home. This time it'll be horizontal, not vertical and about double the size. I've also drafted two flying geese ribbons that will entwine with each other. So far I'm only at the NY beauty stage. I've drafted a new one and have sewn two so far. It's not as easy as it seems to draft one. I keep having to redraw the triangles because they're not evenly balanced. In the end it'll be worth the effort since all of the quilt will be something that I designed ... no NY beauties from elsewhere. That's probably overkill but it makes me feel good to do it.
Lots and lots of pattern pieces with 1/4" seam allowances added. Of course these will be paper pieced. This time I'm setting the sewing machine stitch to 1.5 so that it'll be much easier to rip the paper off afterwards.
I'm going with black/white neutrals with an accent of chartreuse and a deep magenta/purple instead of using tones of red/orange/pink. We'll see how it turns out this way. It's slow going but I want to take my time. Can you believe that once it's finished this will be the first quilt that's for our house?! I'm pretty excited about it. Next will come the decision of whether to hang it above the bed or put it in the living room. Hmm, somehow I can see it above the bed with a large oversized flying geese quilt on the bed. Wouldn't that be nice and graphic? Or perhaps a mariner's compass quilt?