I ordered my new desk from target.com for quilting on. I am so excited to get it! I love our computer desk, but it has a hutch and is usually covered with bills, papers to file, craft projects (ok that’s not common, but it’s what I am looking at right now!) and computer things. I need a quilting desk to be more accessible, an even top, and most importantly….ALL MINE! I am sure this is not the most practical sewing desk, but I love it, I had actually been thinking of it for a few months, this specific one each time I went online I would sneak a peak at it.
In anticipation of getting the desk, and actually on a night where R was having a hard time falling asleep, I unpacked all my quilting things. I sat down with all my fabrics and sorted them by color, cleaned the shelves, and flipped through mags again. I would love a subscription to either McCalls Quilting or Quilters World, those are two that my mom gets that I tend to find patterns I like the most in, I do enjoy American Patchwork Quilting too, but if I have to pick on, I think Quilters World would be the best (*ahem* A get the hint?)
My aunt J, mom, and I went fabric shopping together once, about a year and a half ago, R was little, and picked out some fabric for me to make a quilt for J with. I have the fabric, and couldn’t find the pattern, while I was flipping through one of the mags, There it was, with J’s name right next to it! Unfortunately I have four fabrics and the pattern only calls for two, so I took some pics of the pattern and the fabric and e-mail it to J, but my guess is we won't figure it all out until I go out for my brothers graduation.
As for other quilt news, as soon as I get my desk I am going to start working on R’s big girl bed quilt, I bought some fabric for it already, and when sorting through my stash I found some more pinks that will work with the quilt, but I didn’t pull them out yet. I don’t know how much I will need, so I will wait and see how things go with what I have for now. I am excited to start it! I don’t know how it will turn out, but I still want to get going. Worst case scenario, I don’t like it and make another one. I also told one of my gal friends I’d make her daughter a big girl bed quilt, she is coming over tomorrow to talk about patterns and colors and ideas, plus the girls will have a little play date!
Oh I am so excited!