I would like to think I'll make many quilts over the span of my own lifetime. I'd like to try several different quilt patterns (This variation on Flying Geese is at the top of my list) but mostly, I'd like to make several designs myself. I'm so moved by the Modern Quilt Guild and the endless possibilities of the modern quilt movement. I mean, the QuiltCon2013 conference in Austin, TX looked Amazing from across the interwebs! I mean, Amazing, with a capital "A". The list of panelists and teachers alone sent me into remorse for not hopping on a plane and booking a hotel room just to be among their Amazingness. (That capital "A", again.)
More practically, I just finished this mini quilt for next week's lesson plan for the Interwoven online class and it has me swirling with all things quilty. Making lists of quilters showing their work in a fine arts context, charity quilt-a-thons, crafters using quilting as one more way to make their homes DIY and anti-mega-industry and reclaiming the simple satisfaction of the homemade, and the amazing lists of websites, fabric designers, crafters, artists, shops, and books that have accompanied this amazing modern quilt movement. Good grief.
Making this mini quilt was also a good excuse to experiment with several of the fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study line in the Patina Palette. I ordered an entire set of fat quarters because I loved the designs that much. This is the first and only time I've ordered an entire set of samples from one line but I was certainly not disappointed. Wow. I just love all those clashing patterns and colors at once. So will our nightstand--it needed a burst of color too.