I was trying to be good. I really was, but then I realized I want to make a new quilt for the hubby for Christmas. His is getting all worn and I found a pattern I like and JoAnn's had calicos and flannels on sale (wasn't sure what I'd find), so I went out shopping.
I didn't find flannels - these are all calicos and not all what would be my first choice (funky fabrics abound right now and it's all I can do to not buy whole bolts!).
The green and grey/black on the bottom, two lower reds, gold and stripey gold/brown are for the Big Bad Plaid quilt I want to make for the hubby. Shhhh...don't tell, it's a secret!
The upper black and upper red are for another project. I saw something and loved it and had an idea and designed a project out of what I saw. I hope to get that going soon, but I still have a decision to make about the third color. White seems too stark, brown or green I'm afraid either won't contrast enough or will take away from the overall feel, so I have to keep thinking.
The lower white is for another project that my brain decided to spring on me. That one I'm not as excited about, but I do like what I drew up the other night.
I'm getting a little worried at all these ideas. I love to quilt, but usually I'm not making stuff up on my own quite like this...I hope I can keep this up - I like it!
The upper off-white is to use with some charm squares I won this summer making this Wild Thing quilt. I'll admit I don't have the pattern, so there might be a learning curve...I may have to break down and buy the pattern...
All this for just under $60! If I went to a quilt shop, I know I'd get a little better fabric quality, but I can't justify it when I know the quilts will be used and worn out and I'll want to make more. These may not last quite as long or wear quite as well, but I'll have an excuse to make something different AND be able to afford it!
Then there's the continuing saga of the car. It's still not fixed right. I was going to buy something else this week, but my dad convinced me to give him a week (with the help of my brother-mechanic) to get it back to good. I'm a sucker and said yes. He picked it up tonight, but first we went to see a "new" car. I currently own an "amethyst" (dark purple) Neon. (Have I mentioned how much I love my car?) I drove by a non-dealer used car lot on the way home and peeked at what he had (I do this every day, as his inventory changes a lot) and saw a 2002 bright blue VW Bug. I had looked at these to replace mine, but wasn't sure I wanted a foreign car. I'm still thinking on it, but I really do like it. It's a little older than what I wanted, but it has so few miles on it, it's still a baby (wondering if the owners just gazed in awe at their beautiful car instead of driving it?!). We'll see what the hubby says when it's back from being detailed on Monday.
Time to go give the kitties some snuggle time. They've been home alone almost all of today and I could use some relaxing tv time myself.
Tomorrow I quilt!