In May I'm doing a class at my P and Q group taken by Jill, one of our experienced quilters. I have seen her finished quilt made in blues and browns. ( pale blue to navy and cream to dark brown ). It is to be made in 2 colour ways so which 2?
Well, I've made red and green, and last year about this time I did yellow and blue and recently purple and green. I'm giving the purple and green little quilt away so maybe make another similar......... ah decisions. Another younger quilter, Helen, in our group, has her fabrics selected and cut ready - she decided dark wine reds and creams; they looked yummy!
We have to have ready cut fabric in 2 colour ways about 15 different of each - now my stash can't manage that so after seeing what I had I visited The Barnhouse to purchase fabric. I went with 2 possible colour schemes in mind and had it quickly made up because one just wasn't possible - very few teal coloured fabrics. So purple and olive green it is. Not bright green this time; olive to khaki or slime coloured greens.
I still haven't got 15 different of each but am working on it. Seeing the photos here helps. I can see I need more very dark green and very ,very light.
The photos show the fabrics I already had that were possibilities and the one with the brown background shows the NEW fabrics I got. Of my stash fabrics there are 3 piles; the ones at the front are large yardage, the 3 on the left are fat quarters and ones on the right slightly less than a fat quarter. I love what I have picked so far.Now I'm off to wash, iron and then begin cutting!
Meantime I am still patiently machine quilting the Fun Flowers quilt. I've only done about a quarter so far.
During this very wet week we had a rain event ( as they are now calling them ) on Tuesday afternoon ( more than 6 inches in a couple of hours )that caused a Big Mess, minor flooding which left debris and head sized rocks and the house gutters just couldn't cope.(R has cleared most of it away with the tractor grader blade ) I have photos but decided they were a bit depressing and it is fine again now so fabric pics were much nicer.
Other stuff - No buyers!
( photos enlarge by clicking ) ( do you like my colour choice???)
Happy quilting my friends. ( or blogging or reading Molly! )