Once I chose my inspiration photos, I got to choose fabrics from my stash of “fat quarters” (18″x22″ pieces of fabric). Choosing fabric unnerves me a bit if it involves more than three or four selections. I’m learning to give myself lots of time. I’m starting to “practice,” by going into my quilt stash and imagining how things could go together. I sometimes go to the quilt shop just to look around (yeah, sure, just to look around) and let certain fabrics catch my attention each visit.
I’ve visited my fat quarter drawer a few times, each time pulling out a few possible pieces for the Seaside wall hanging. I put them in a basket so I could look at them a few more times. Then this week, I chose nine fabrics for Seaside! I’m letting them stay on the dining room table for a few days, and glancing at them each time I walk by. I liked what I came up with originally, and as the days go by, I’m still happy. Oh, and it helps that Carmen saw the picture and said they look good! On Monday, I get to start cutting!