Although I have in the past subscribed to many quilt magazines, I stopped in order to save money. Though I love to look through the magazines, I always wound up with a pile that did not have a single project in it that I wanted to make. Now I still like to look at all the new magazines, but I won't buy one unless I've looked through it and there are at least a couple of projects that really catch my eye.
Yesterday at the grocery store, I saw the cover of the June 2006 American Patchwork and Quilting and bought the magazine immediately, without even glancing inside. I just fell in love with the cover quilt and knew it was something I had to make. It wasn't that big of a surprise to come home and discover the pattern was designed by Carrie Nelson, who is the artist behind Miss Rosie's Quilt Company - probably my favorite pattern designer. I just love her scrappy designs.
Never has a project sent me so quickly digging into my stash! I spent a big chunk of last night pulling out all my reds, blacks and creams/whites. All of which I have a ton of, after making the 3 cherry-themed quilts a couple of years ago.
Ah - sweet inspiration! I haven't had much time for quilting as work has been busy and I'm preparing things at home for us to leave on vacation. I know I will miss my sewing machine and will be itching to quilt when I get home!