To be completely truthful I caught the quilting bug some time ago, but it was laying dormant waiting for it's moment. I started getting an itchy brain rash when I saw Morgan's stash busting quilt. Indigo and white, yesssss. *drooools on self* So much better than the hand me down quilt on my bed. The color scheme is muddied pinks and pastels.......Heather does not do pastels, Ever. The thoughts of making my own queen sized indigo/white quilt flitted through my brain and the quilting rash spread a little more.
If might have recovered from the quilting bug if Gillian hadn't announced her plans of making a quilt this year. She started flashing her fabrics, indigo and white again but with pops of bright color. OMG I feel feverish all over and I think my tongue is swelling. I have Quilt-itus! So what's a girl to do when she comes down with Quilt-itus and has declared a stashbusting/saving pledge? Well if you're me, then you might remember how past Heather bought supplies for a quilt two years ago. Oh stash, you're the gift that keeps on giving.
The original infestation of the quilting bug was probably via the Mason Dixon ladies, who brought the book "Modern Log Cabin Quilting" to my attention. They used the cover quilt "Modern Crosses" as the inspiration to create the Mitered Cross afghan pattern. I knit two of those and would cast on a 3rd if a pile of Noro happened to rain down from heaven. "Noro rain, Noro rain, ooooo ooooo Noro rain." - to the tune of AquaBat's Burger Rain.
Caught in quilting fever I finally cracked that book open and started reading. Strips, centers, chain piercing? Oh thank god a diagram. OK brain, I don't like you and you don't like me but we've go some work to do. Commence deleting the rest of algebra to make room for some new crafting knowledge. Ooo that tingles!