Anne over at Cottons 'n Wool keeps getting me in trouble. She continually tempts me with quilt projects. One of them is Country Homecomings--
Anne, Anna (Woolie Mammoth), Paulette (Sweet P), Mary (Quilt Hollow), and a couple other gals decided to make this quilt and invited others to join in. You can check it out HERE. So I ordered the book.
Now you should know that these gals all fell in love with the quilt because of the homespun fabrics used, and I have a rather extensive "collection" of homespuns too, but when I pulled out a nice stack of homespun fat quarters, they just didn't really "speak" to me. What DID speak to me was the rather large stack of Sunkissed fabric I purchased last year for an online quiltalong that I gave up on pretty quickly.
When it comes to fabric, I think I'm sort of schizophrenic. I really like the country/homespun look, but I also like brighter, happier fabrics. So here are my first three blocks--the doors and windows aren't appliqued yet, but it's something I can take with me and work on anywhere.
I'm not sure what I think. Part of me wishes I'd just gone ahead and used the homespun and part of me thinks this could be a nice little summery project. In fact, THAT part of me is playing with the idea of making these three houses into a wallhanging quilt for a door. Whatever I decide, I'm sure I'll let you know.
What's your fabric "style"?
P.S.: If you're looking for this book at a price that isn't too crazy, try HERE.