I imagine a painter feels this way when she begins with a fresh canvas.
I imagine a chef feels this way when her knives are freshly sharpened.
I imagine an author feels this way when she starts a new book.
I know that quilters feel this way when we start new projects. I spend a lot of time with quilters, and speak with confidence.
The joy of a stack of beautiful new fabric on the cutting table… Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Joanna Figueroa. Jelly roll and background/accent fabric for Fig Tree Club, Year 2, Project 1, Twinkle Throw.
Jelly roll, unrolled, and sorted by colorway:
Fabric cut, and carefully sorted into stacks for the various blocks. I have to put my stacks in Ziploc baggies, as I know the rambunctious kittens will play as they help me sew.
As the first blocks emerge, my heart fills with a sense of accomplishment. Graceful pinwheels float on a creamy white background.
I love this pattern. Simple, pretty, and fresh. I’m making the larger size, 61” x 70”, and the blocks go together quickly. Some of the pinwheels spin the other way, some are on a creamy yellow dot background, and a few star blocks are scattered in for fun.
The overall experience… enchanting!
Mmmm… it’s quilting heaven.