When I'm not actually in my sewing room working on a quilt, a lot of the time I'm still thinking about quilting. Who hasn't bought a brand new family of fabric, then spent the whole night dreaming about how to use it?
So when I'm not spending as much time in my sewing as I like, like right now, I'm still thinking about what I'm going to do next. Next being next quilt up, next month and even next year. I've recently updated my To Do List on my blog with 9 projects I already know I want to complete in 2011!
So with all the time I've had to think about quilting lately, I have decided on what I'm going to work on the second I get off that Mocha Trail....it will be time for a Root Beer Float.
Root Beer Float is by Hyacinth Quilt Designs.
Several things about this quilt appeal to me, but the aspect that I like the most is how those outer star points just bust through the sashing, like they are so bright they can't be contained.
Here's a little different twist of that pattern that Cindy, of Hyacinth Quilt Designs, just finished and is currently displayed on her blog. I think this is the size I'm going with, three blocks by three blocks.
I ordered my pattern from the Hickory Stick Quilt Shop after seeing Root Beer Float folded on the end of Cindy's bed in her "Quilts on Bed?" post.
I've also decided on the fabric I'm going to use for my version of Root Beer Float,
and I've got it all spread out on those middle shelves in my sewing room so we can get to know each other better.
I'm going with Olde World Style Fabric by Monique Dillard for Maywood Studio.
I like to work with Christmas fabric in December, and while this fabric is far from Christmas fabric, the colors make me think of Christmas, and match my living room and kitchen perfectly.
I'm not sure how I'm going to squeeze all this lovely fabric into that one quilt,