Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bill's Workshop

For the past week or so, I've been thinking about the FQ pack of A Morris Workshop that I bought months ago when the line first came out.  I've fondled the living daylights out of them and bought some yardage that I found at an amazingly good price, and that's as far as I've come.  I love the fabrics and have had the urge to start my project.  Trouble is:  I don't know what my project is yet!

I wandered around the internet looking for inspiration.  There were some really pretty projects people have made.  Like this one.  And this one.  But they struck me as -- somehow -- angular and I guess I was thinking of something softer.  If you get my drift.  I've thought about Dresden Plates.  Have never made one, purchased the tool last summer, and have seriously considered using this Bundle of Bill for Dresden Plates.  But I'm not sure.

Have you bought this line?  Done something with it?  Do tell!

And while I wait to hear from you, I'm going where I so often go for inspiration, over to Nicole's, to look through some of her past projects and perhaps something there will shout "Bill!" to me.


9 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What about Postage Stamp Baskets? It's my latest obsession... both angular and soft curves at the same time... a two-fer! Baskets of Bill has a certain ring to it.

paula, the quilter said...

Or Bill's Baskets. And if you were so inclined, you could do a bit of broderie perse of flowers in the baskets.

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I'm partial to Judy Martin's Shakespeare in the Park pattern for a scrappy "looks like curves but it's not" quilt...

Pat said...

So Joe is out of town for a few days & already your starting back up with Bill?

I took a look at Nicole's site. How about Moor is Moor or Rosettes? Dresden Plates might work, but I think another pattern might showcase the lushness of that fabric better. Fig Tree has a pattern that gives the illusion of curves: French Quarter. I like the idea of baskets because that fabric just makes me think of baskets/urns of flowers, but how to make them so that they are less angular?

altar ego said...

Thanks for the referrals to the other blogs. If only someone would work to support my habit I'd be all over quilting all the time! Sadly, I'm the breadwinner, so I will continue to dream and live vicariously (and seriously, think about joining you next year at White Creek--have I got the name right?).

I've never been a big fan of Dresden Plates, and I think Pat is right, that it may not be the best pattern to show off those luscious Bill fabrics.

Denise in PA said...

Yes! I have just bought up what I could, last week in fact - it is beautiful fabric. But, sadly I have no idea what I'm going to use it for either. I often go to Nicole's site for inspiration too - I think she making Kitchen Sink (from Kim Brackett's book) out of it. I think I like the dresden plate idea though. (By the way, I'm near Philly too!)

Salem Stitcher said...

Storm at Sea struck me for Bill's Bundle. Angular but with the illusion of curve...I love that.

Nicole said...

It's crazy, isn't it, that such a beautiful fabric group is posing such a problem for us quilters to come up with good patterns to use it in. Hmmmm. What does that mean?
I think you have to bite the bullet and determine not to use every single print in the line in one quilt.

Lurline said...

Reaching out to say hello, Nancy ... seems to have been a while!
Hugs - Lurline♥