I woke up at 9am thinking about quilting. What do I want to do next.
I saw this a while ago, which is a beach house quilt, and it's adorable. And the one I thought about doing this morning would be like that, only with more complicated houses, blocks you spend all day on, houses with porches and swings and two stories and little corner pieces, just like the ones on St. Charles Avenue, right? And then I thought I could have tall narrow blocks of live oak trees in between the houses, and gray strips between rows for roads, and maybe streetcar blocks and it would be ADORABLE. also super heavy labor intensive. And more than two colors, which I was going for purple/green/white for my next one, but this one is just such a cool idea.
It would be long term, though, doing individual blocks over a long period of time then piecing them together in the coolest quilt ever. A little St. Charles Ave quilt! But it couldn't be traditional piecing, anyway, it would have to be appliqued for all the little snitty bits on the houses and streetcars and trees. Buy a lot of light blue fabric for the sky behind the houses, and some gray for road-strips and maybe the backing, then tons of millions of other colors for the houses. Rolls of variegated and patterned and etc. I could use machine-sewing to get the blocks together and the edges and do the actual quilting, but the blocks would be done by hand.... ahhh I need to start taking pictures of the houses and trees and streetcars so I know what shapes everything is.
Also for my next afghan, if anyone gets pregnant again, I'm making one like this. FISH. TESSELLATING FISH. Lots of blue ones and then colored ones in between. IT WILL BE ADORABLE.
I don't know why I'm this blanket crazy. I slept with my fleece blanket UNDER my sheet last night, instead of on top of it, and it was the best idea ever. Apparently it inspired blanket dreams.