It is our tween's b-day next month and she has been hinting on getting her mom to make her a quilt. Because I am new to this whole quilting -thing- I was somewhat reluctant. Then she started to put together her ideas for fabric and suddenly there was desire!
Cutting and putting the fabric strips together.....well, I think I was smiling. Alot. (I used to dabble in painting, but this is so much better.) Maybe it's the tactile experience of actually being able to touch the colors. Move them around. Add a different color. Until the whole thing just seems to speak to you.
I love that you can just take a hunk of fabric...add other pieces of fabric that compliment your choices and this is what you get.
And now that I finally "got it", well.....there's going to be no stopping me now!
P.S. Now how in the world do you keep your kids from seeing the project that you are working on?