A couple of weeks ago I walked into the local quilt shop so I didn't have to deal with an empty house and found this fabric.
It's Geek Chic by Studio E Fabrics. Do you believe in kismet? The Scientist in Training is studying chemistry. What could be a more perfect activity to deal with an empty house than to make her a new quilt the actually fits her twin XL dorm bed? I've got a couple of other chemistry related fabrics that could be added to the mix to add some variety. But the challenge has been to find a pattern that fits the theme, but won't take me a lot of time. I'm notoriously slow when making quilts, so to get it done by Christmas it needs to be an easy pattern. I made a few stabs at designing a pattern in EQ, but didn't come up with anything thing that said "Yes, make me!". So it was time to pull out the books for inspiration. I finally found it here:
On page 80 there is a project called "Under Construction". After mocking it up in EQ, I'm sold.
Pattern is Under Construction by the Missouri Star Quilt Company
found in Missouri Star Quilt Company Block Idea Book (Summer Vol 4 Issue 3)
It's a pretty simple pattern, but it will work with the directional fabrics in the line. I'm considering one alteration to the pattern, but I need to play a little before deciding if it will work or not. So the goal for September is to get this quilt started, which in my lexicon of working quilting definitions means to start cutting the fabrics. I'm hoping to get all the blocks made this month, so the quilt can be assembled next month and sent out for quilting before Thanksgiving. That would give me time to get it finished off before Christmas.
What's your OMG for September? Linking up with Patty over at Elm Street Quilts for the September One Monthly Goal. Hope to see you there.