I don’t need to start a new quilt project. There are plenty of unfinished ones already on my shelves so why don’t I work on them instead?
As usual, it’s because of the lure of different fabrics. In this case, a pile of Liberty lawns that I’ve been collecting for years.
As every quilter knows, Liberty lawns are expensive. That’s why my collection has been built up over a long period, as I irregularly treat myself to small purchases. My sister gave me a small bundle one year after she visited the store in London and these were washed, pressed, and added to my stash. I also have assorted scraps and strips, stored carefully.
These are ‘precious’ fabrics – ones I’ve been admiring and fondling for so long. They lift my spirits each time I touch them. How much magic would a quilt made from these pieces of gorgeousness add to my life?
So, after dithering for so long, I will make that quilt. I have a few patterns in mind so, while I decide which will best feature my fabrics, I’ll go back to working on some unfinished projects. They deserve to be completed.