Yesderday, I read Rossie's recent post, Bits and Bobs, a compilation of things she finds interesting and wantedto share. I clicked on her link to the Live Simply blog to a post on decluttering and ended up reading a number of posts there. Annie really has some good tips on organizing your living space and simplifying your life.
That diversion led to some time organizing and tidying in the studio. While cleaning I found two panels of Brandon Mably's Gone Fishing fabric that I had purchased a while back. They were neatly folded with a few coordinating solids. My original plan was to make a two sided quilt called Bright Fish- Night Fish with the bright fabrics on one side and the dark fabrics on the other. I pressed them and put them on the design wall thinking that "cleaning up the slow way" was the way to go with this pile. Making a quilt from the fabrics will eliminate the pile. A new quilt and a tidier studio, it's a win, win!
Looking at both pieces at the same time, I wondered what thread I could use that would look good on both fabrics. I was also a little concerned about getting the front and back of the quilt lined up with each other. I may end up with two different quilts - a bright quilt and a more subdued quilt. We shall see.
I'm leaving the print all in one piece so that you get the full impact of those huge fish and then adding a simple border of half square triangles. I think it will be a nice size for a baby quilt.
What do you think? Should I do a reversible quilt or two quilts?
Thanks for sharing those tidbits, Rossie!