I'm not really a big quilter but I keep daydreaming about making a small quilt for my living room. We have dark leather furniture and I think a quilt hanging over the back of the couch could brighten things up a bit and I also like to spend a sizable portion of my day cuddled up in the recliner with a blanket no matter how hot it is.
I have a few problems. First, I already have an unfinished quilt. And by "unfinished", I mean a quilt top that I started 8 years ago that has traveled with me now to three different homes. I was still newlywed-ish and childless when I made it and had no idea that once I had kids, all hope of completing anything that takes longer than an hour or two is gone. I have the fabric to finish it but honestly, I don't even remember how to make it anymore.
After pulling it out for pics, I realized it's the perfect size for my little baby ladies. I think I may just finish it and give it to them. Actually, I'll hold a contest. Whoever can go 5 minutes without asking me for something will be the winner.
My other problem is choosing fabric for my new quilt. I'm going with a really easy pattern in order to increase my odds of actually finishing it. My house is earthy colors with the livingroom and attached playroom being mostly brown, green, and blue.
So, these would coordinate well with the room...
But these are so fun an girly and calling my name.
Thoughts? Would it look weird to have a bright, funky, girly quilt right in the middle of my sad and boring living room? Should I be more realistic and not even start because I probably won't finish?
On a totally unrelated note, look at this handsome man I get to wake up to every morning. My boss was nice enough to give me this Saturday off for no reason at all and it was so nice to spend the day with him. The kids too, but mostly him. I get to see them all week long but I miss seeing Crafty Papa on the weekends so I really appreciated my time with him.