This IG post by Edith aka piecing passion
recently caught my eye.
I love the red cornerstones,
the scrappy sashing,
and the wide possibilities for fabric choices.
When I asked, Edith shared that this IG post
was her inspiration so I spent the next hour or so
with pencil and graph paper to see if I could
come up with dimensions that worked for me.
But as I pondered whether or not to add this to my
ever-increasing project list, I kept thinking about
one of Audrey's posts at Quilty Folk
and this phrase in particular:
"What really interests me right now
is recreating old utility style quilts."
Honestly, that feeling is what drew me in so quickly
when Sujata announced the U and U quilt along -
I flagged at least a dozen quilts in the book
that I wanted to make using fabrics in my stash.
Another click or two on the Internet led me to this photo
of a one-patch quilt c. 1940 by Magalene Wilson
who is one of the Gee's Bend quilters.
And another click to see more of her work
led to another of her one-patch quilts
with more red cornerstones . . . .
At which point, I had to get up
and walk away from the computer
before I found any more inspiration.
Once I was safely in the studio
I pulled out my copy of U and U
and flipped through the pages.
And my eyes landed on this one -
yet another fabulous inspiration quilt
which turns out to be one and the same
inspiration quilt Maureen chose - click HERE.
I have plenty of shirting, reproductions, and solids . . .
but I also have too many other things going right now
to be able to drop everything and start on this idea.
Circumspect - meaning "well considered"
will simply have to wait until October or November.
Between now and then
I'll be doing a lot of pondering
on which direction I want to go with this.