My inspiration comes from one of my favorite quilt books, Quick Classic Quilts by Marsha McCloskey.
I chose the block pattern to coordinate with the stained glass in the room...
as well as the tile surrounding the fireplace.
This project has spurred inspiration for an entire series of quilts designed around the architectural of this old house. There are plenty of interesting designs to choose from just in the front porch alone. It will be fun to see what I can create.
I also have been busy skirting fleeces. Turns out the iron patio furniture I bought last fall makes the perfect skirting table, almost like I planned it that way. The reality is the thought never even occurred to me until I slapped down that first fleece. I vacuum packed 15 fleeces in these two boxes and they are headed out to the mill for processing into roving. I'd like you to think I am just super motivated, but the project was actually spurred on by a bit of an incident.
Some of you might recall the wall of wool I had stashed in the shower?
Well, it seems there is a weight limit to what that shower door can hold. When I brought home a couple new fleeces the other day and tossed the bags in over the top, the entire mess came crashing out nearly burying me alive. I am sure it would have made for a great YouTube video reminiscent of a cartoon as I quickly turned to use my back in an attempt to keep the avalanche at bay while my legs slipped out under me and my arms braced the sides. What is it they say? Most accidents happen within the home? The shower is now empty.
I have no idea where I'll put the roving when it comes back, but for now the bathroom is a wee bit safer to enter.