Monday, March 12, 2012

patiently waiting for spring

It's spring break, and I am in the mood to lighten up my bedroom because you know, that's what spring is all about - fresh new colors.  I am not going to post pictures of my bedroom, but let me tell you that it is b.r.o.w.n. Yes, everything is brown; the 80's style carpet, my comforter, the wood dressers and nightstand, my wood desk, the cherry wood cradle, the wood trim, and the wood closet doors. And no I do not have curtains up yet, just some honeycomb blinds in some kind of white/gray that blend in with the walls.  Hey, at least the walls aren't brown!

Anywho, it's spring, and even though nothing is blooming up here yet, I'd love a few hundred dollars to make it look fresh and spring-y in my house.  Okay, make that a few thousand. 
No? Fine, I'll start with a few tens, five of them to be exact, and my brown but has-to-go comforter.

I love me a good deal, so I hit up Joann's with my coupon book.  Don't ever buy anything from Joann's that isn't 30-50% off, by the way. Unless you can't wait.
I'm in the middle of several other projects anyway very patient, so I waited till I could score everything on sale. And, I'm waiting to use another one of my 50% off coupons for more blue and green fabric.  (I would totally love if I could shop a warehouse. Is there such a thing? I feel like Joann's is so limited, but I also like to feel my fabrics and compare them side by side and make sure the blues are the right hue.)

So, without further ado, here's the start of my new quilt.

Yellow or no yellow? I can't decide.

I've never made a queen sized quilt before. This is going to be some project, but I can't wait to take my rotary cutter to that stack. Oh wait, that's right, I'm in the middle of several other projects very patient. 


  1. Definitely add the yellow. How about some of the green too??

  2. I agree--definitely add the yellow. You can have so much fun with it as an accent color for accessories!

  3. i like the bottom pic without the yellow! looks like it's going to be beautiful!