Ok relax, peeps. This isn't going to become a quilting blog. I am just a little lost and need some help. Well, a LOT of help.
I am now considering patterns for Heidi's aforementioned quilt. Most of the patterns I find are piece-y and muddy - a bit too spastic for this a-place-for-everything-and-everything-in-its-place gal. Because I want to showcase some chic and stylie fabrics, I need a pattern featuring large blocks of fabric.
So I have gone back to etsy.com again (I tell ya, this site will rob me blind!). Here are some choices I have come across - oddly, all from the same designer. I can't seem to find any others I like.
The Amish Sampler
I'm leaning toward the Manhattan but I also think the Exclamation is pretty cool. Thoughts?
There's also this baby quilt pattern that's very DIY - maybe I could start with this and double or triple the size for the queen-sized one I want to make for Heidi. I do worry about it being "stipled." Isn't there an easy way to accomplish this myself? We don't have any quilt shops in Brandon. There are quite a few quilting bees, I'm told, though. Or maybe a local seamstress could give me a tutorial?
Have YOU got any leads for me?
PS - I also plan to make about a billion aprons. Like this adorable reversible and totally girly one, and this chic one. Oh yeah - and this fantastic one, too!
Yes, I will take orders. :)