grannie geek sewing/craft room command central

Command Central

You know how best laid plans quickly go astray? That’s what happened to me and my home decorating projects. A year after we moved in, I finally have my sewing/craft room in place. All the fabric neatly ironed and folded on my work top are those chosen for my Master Bedroom quilt.

Inspiration came from a couple different sources. To see a finished version of my vision, visit Judi Madsen’s website and take a look at this 120″ x 120″ beauty.

Judi’s inspiration came from this 40″ x 40″ baby quilt at Sew4Home. The quilt pattern has an awesome tutorial. It would be a great scrap quilt, too, made with complimentary colors. The blocks are assembled using 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ squares and 5 1/2 x 12 1/2″ rectangles (cut, not finished) joined with white sashing. How fun!

grannie geek Sew4Home citron-gray nursery patchwork baby quilt

Sew4Home Citron-Gray Nursery: Patchwork Baby Quilt with Monogram using Michael Miller Fabrics

Follow the link for the pattern and complete instructions. Here’s a picture of Sew4Home’s digital layout:

grannie geek Sew4Home citron baby quilt design layout

Both of these quilt inspirations were based on a yellow/black/grey/white color palette, just what I wanted to compliment the fabric I chose for our Master Bedroom quilt.

Here’s what my drapery fabric looks like:

master bedroom fabric

Master Bedroom Project – Fabric

After I settled on a pattern, off I went to shop for quilt fabric. I was blown away by the number of choices, especially in this palette. While the pattern calls for seven different fabrics, I settled on twelve and, believe me, I settled. Sometimes I would have my drapery samples with me, sometimes I didn’t.  So, my brain has to get organized and make a decision on which ones to use.

Here are my choices:

grannie geek master bedroom quilt winning fabrics

The Winning Fabrics Are!

What an exciting project! Once the strips are cut, I can begin to play around with placement. There are a few I’m favoring, but it’s going to be a difficult choice.

Which would you choose?