I’ve had a week of completing the ‘should’ stuff–Ellie’s quiet book, cleaning, laundry, errands, starting my latest class–and I’m running out of steam. After I cleaned up the mess from Ellie’s quiet book I thought I’d take a few minutes and test out my planned layout for my first new quilt of the year–a bow tie quilt from the Urban Cowgirl line. I don’t normally name my quilts anything other than calling them by their fabric line or block pattern, but this one, a bow tie urban cowgirl quilt, just had to become my Black Tie Cowgirl.
The inspiration is from this quilt from Red Pepper quilts. I absolutely adore it, and my first thought was to follow suit and do two solids (a cream and a deep pink) but I started feeling like I’d something more blendy (I like blendy busy quilts). I was feeling good about that decision until about 30 seconds ago when I linked up that bow tie quilt and now I’m second guessing myself. 😛 That’s the problem with working with fabric you’re absolutely head over heels for. Picking a pattern and layout are terrifying because you don’t want to let down your fabric stack!!!