A long time ago I had bought some scrapbook paper that I thought would make wonderful dollhouse wallpaper and then at some point after that, I decided I should make a quilt using the colors in the paper. So, again quite a while ago, I selected all the colors and left them sitting on my bedroom windowsill, thinking periodically "I should get started on that". But I had never figured out what kind of pattern I wanted to do or anything like that. Finally for some strange reason, I moved the fabric and the paper to the top of my clothes hamper(!) and for the past 3 or 4 months, there it has sat and been in the way every time I had to put clothes in the hamper. Crazy, right?
But, my threatening blue funk made me decide "okay, time to start on that quilt". I decided I would just make a patchwork quilt using 1/2" blocks of each color. Here's the paper and the colors I selected in the order I planned to use them:
Just to be sure I was going to like it, I cut out little blocks of each color, laid them out in a row of twelve and discovered after the first six blocks, starting over with the lavender would place it next to the purple, which gave me pause. I dug through my stash and didn't find anything really right, so off to JoAnne Fabrics where I purchased little bits of three different possibilities. Came home and tried them and ended up using the one that I was pretty sure I wouldn't use, just bought it for future possibilities.
I've worked off and on ever since I got the fabric issue resolved and find that I still get as obsessed with the process as I always have. I have to force myself to give it a rest for a while cause I'm afraid if I just keep going and going, I'll end up getting careless.
As of today, this is how far along I am. I cropped this picture so you don't see the unfinished edges. It will have border(s) around the edges and I haven't quite decided how I'll do them, although if I just have one or two solid borders, I will probably use the lavender and/or purple because the wallpaper has more purple and having never used the purple family in any of my real-life decorating, but loving the color, I think that's why I was so drawn to the paper and this project.