For quite a while now I’ve been thinking about a new cover for our bed; something different than what we have now, more sophisticated, yet still soothing and graceful. I really couldn’t imagine what it would be until I saw this wool blanket from MeS Textiles:
And then I saw this on the purl bee and it clicked!
That’s what I can do with all the hand-dyed felt squares I bought at Quilt Market last year! Although the colors I have are more subdued than these, finding a few brights or patterns for contrast would be fun and easy. I really love the graphic and especially modern quality of the MeS blanket and the size of the squares keeps it from feeling too precious.
I’ve never done any kind of piece work before and am oddly intimidated by the process. Lots of sketching, planning, hemming, and hawing will probably occur before the idea can be realized. It’s debut here will likely be next year sometime.
But maybe I’ll surprise myself—it’s only squares, after all!