We’ve all seen it. We’ve all pinned it. We’ve all coveted this quilt. Oh, wait. That’s just me?
Don’t lie to me.
You know you want The Gypsy Wife Quilt, too.
When my good friend, Michelle over at Factotum-of-Arts started a quilt along, it took me a few days, but then I decided, “what the hell” and added one more thing to my already full plate. Life.is.short.
I might not make the deadline, but I’ve never been one for those anyways…
Pure joy, people.
This pattern is insane.
When waiting for the pattern to arrive, I thought long and hard about my fabric choices. I emailed a few trusty sources with my gut feelings, and then took the plunge on Etsy. Basically, if Anna Maria Horner designed it, it’s going into this quilt. Her fabrics scream hippie, and this quilt just seems to mesh with her style. I can’t wait to start playing. I’ve got quite a blend of her fabrics going on right now, and I’m hoping to eventually add some True Colors as well. Don’t lie, you have that in your online shopping cart, too. I know. Say it with me, “My name is _______, and I’m addicted to pretty fabric.” There are worse things, friends.
Here’s my AMH stash so far:
I have a few other scraps and prints thrown in, and I’ve decided to keep them all in a bin safe and separate. Especially since I want to make pretty things with all of these fabrics. It’s going to be hard to hold onto these for a year! On the flip side, it means I’ll get to add to my AHM collection for another year. I told you, I was late to the party, but girl has shown up!
So, check out the quilt along! Michelle has laid out a very reasonable time table, and we all know that falling behind is acceptable. Welcome to my life. Plus, who doesn’t want this as their Christmas present in December. Planning ahead, people. Planning.Ahead. I’ll also be linking these beauties up to Sunday Stash held over at Sarah Quilts! Go check out her insanely gorgeous stash.
Oh, and if you ever want to mail me AMH scraps, I won’t turn you away…