last night i had one of those moments where i got sucked in to the internet. i was checking my pinterest, then pinning like crazy, chatting with my FOLK friends via facebook, constantly checking my facebook notifications. scanning google reader ever minute for new posts. i guess i was nervous i was going to miss something groundbreaking. hot. mess.
this was me, like seriously.
does this happen to you? (i love portlandia by the way.)
anyway, through my ‘technology loop’ i did pull something productive out of it. amazingly.
so back to my original thought: sarah richardson. i love everything she does. seriously. but last night i got hung up on this particular image.
love the brass bed, the pillow, the duvet cover (which is from here … and is currently on sale … and i have a 15% off coupon … so i may be buying this [for one of my guest rooms i’m planning on redoing in pinks and oranges] if i can scrap up some change. i have until january 27th to decided. don’t you love it!?), and i especially love the quilt on the wall (and how it’s hung).
i’ve been quite quilt obsessed lately. i hope you don’t mind. i promise this isn’t’going to become a quilting/sewing blog… not that that’s a bad thing. anyway, the quilt on the wall. i really like it. so i spent some time searching the web for a pattern with no luck. i even asked my pinterest followers for help. still no luck.
so i printed off some graph paper. and, after a couple failed attempts i discovered and drew the pattern!
i’m actually super proud of myself. i’m sure there is ‘quilt talk’ explaining the pattern, but i don’t speak quilt. so this drawing is perfect for me! it’s basically a combination of different 9 blocks. see?
this is obviously a great quilt to use up scraps. but, since i’m new to this quilting think, i don’t really have scraps. my mom and i are going to hit up a couple quilt shops on saturday, so i’d slowing like to start picking up a couple pieces here and there. i’m going for mostly pinks and oranges but may throw in a couple blues and greens.
after my technology loop ended and i nestled into bed with some satisfaction from my creation, i decided to add ‘create an original quilt pattern’ to my bucket list. which reminds me, i need to start a bucket list.
have you ever created your own pattern for a project?