Perhaps my favourite part of a sewing project is in the planning. Pulling together different colours and patterns to make a collection of favourites. These are absolutely my colours, the ones I keep coming back to, the ones that make me happy. There are some old fabrics I have hung onto and new ones too.
I've had an idea swimming around in my head for a while now, and as it's a little more complicated than usual, I took the unusually organised step of trying to draw it out in one of my beloved Rhodia books. After a few goes I decided just to get stuck in and sew, hoping it will magically come to life before my eyes just as I imagined.
But I have managed to make enough 2" squares to have a play around with shapes, satisfying some of my thirst for this quilt for now. All the time hampered by my new helpers who have an obsession with my tape measure, even trying to steal it from right in front of me, the nerve.
How I love them though, they have added a much need injection of joy into our lives. And look, they match my colour palette too, I can't help thinking that's not a coincidence.