They're trying to confuse me on purpose.
I saw something on Instagram about the ladies at American Patchwork doing something called "Project 48". Because I'm a naturally curious - as opposed to nosey - sort, I investigated.
I could find Passion 48... okay, that sounded very interesting. Forty-eight hours of passion? Is Sting involved in this somehow? No, but it was what I was looking for, that was the original title. Though can I just say that in their effort to really confuse me, the URL calls it Project 48.
Whatever it's called, here's the gist of it - For one hour each work week, "we" all work on a project of our choosing. "We" get four weeks off in case of vacation, sickness, or just being too busy.
That's not the royal "we", it's the "we" that means Carrie's invited herself to join the ladies at APQ on their neat little idea.
I've had this fabric for years and years... Daiwabo Taupes.
I love these fabrics. I have seven packs of Fat Eighths, 8 pieces in each pack. Each pack has a combination of printed fabrics and textural wovens.
The hitch for me has always been trying to figure out what to make with them. I knew I wanted something relatively simple, something that wouldn't detract from the gorgeousness of the fabric. A "charm" sort of quilt was what I had in mind.
Something like this...
So this is my "Project 48" quilt to start the year.
I am going to commit to working on it one hour a week until it's done. I'm including my "prep" time at the start - I'm going to starch the fabrics before I cut them.
The biggest challenge is seeing if I can make this without changing something... well, other than making it completely scrappy. Since I'm cutting strips from a Fat Eighth... I may cut my strips a skosh wider...
Any guesses on how many weeks it will take me to finish?
I'm hoping to have a nice lap-quilt by next Fall... wish me luck.