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.
Jean Fotheringham says
Happy New Year, Erica. Gorgeous fabrics. Look forward to seeing what you produce from them. We visited the London store way back in 1978 when Shirley was living in England. I wasn’t interested in patchwork then but was amazed at the range of knitting yarns and patterns. xx
Thanks Jean. I loved it when we visited the store back in 2009 – so much to see and admire!