The pattern arrives – and you glance at the material list. And – it’s instant overwhelm.
Ever been there???
- The original was made when I was an Island Batik Ambassador
- The second is made with scrap fabrics.
- And a miniature version, also with scrap fabrics.
But I felt God saying – again. Make it again.
(So I am making it again…) When God speaks I listen.
Well, what’s the first thing you do when you begin a new project?
You look at the material list and start shopping.
I stopped dead in my tracks.
Whoa…that’s a long list! It was instant overwhelm, you know? The kind where you shove the pattern back in the envelope and put it away!
I’ve learned, I can bring even something as “silly” as my fabric overwhelm to the Lord and He will listen.
The original quilt was created with the Equinox Collection of fabrics from Island Batik. It is a vibrant mix of fall colors. I used twenty fabrics when I designed the original quilt.
Twenty!!! What was I thinking?
Well, they were available to me – so I happily created and incorporated all of them into the quilt!
I have to assume you’re like me. Something about that quilt caught your eye. And you said to yourself, I’ve gotta make that!
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So what do you do when:
A) the line is no longer available or B) you want to create it in a Christmas theme?
If you love the colors and the way they play together, then the best approach, in my humble opinion, is to follow the material list. Take your time purchasing the fabrics, and keep them organized and labeled. (When the project goes live, I’ll be including a fabric organization chart to help you do that.)
But what if you want a theme?
I decided it would make a gorgeous Christmas quilt.
My first go-to thought was a quilt bundle! (I’ll share that experience in next week’s post.)
I spent countless hours drooling over those bundles. But, I decided on a different approach.
This approach will not include bundles. A curated fabric line. Or my fabric stash.
I’m letting God direct my steps (and fabric choices) because I know – He delights in every detail of my life. Quilts are one of those details, in my life. So why not trust God?
The first purchase was the border fabric. Shown below.
As the weeks go by you’ll get a sneak peek of future fabric picks.
Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey