I love orange and purple, but can’t say the rest of Pantone’s spring colors appealed to me.
I have a hard time working with colors I don’t like…or doing anything I don’t like or want to do for that matter, so I stacked some bolts on the counter at the Quilting Loft and kept changing them out until I found a color story that worked for me.
Seattle is not kind on light this time of year. So I want you to know that the dark purple is a bit lighter than pictured.
I love it when I look at my design wall and like what’s there. I even generally will smile to myself. Who wouldn’t?
The half-square quilt design is not new (and certainly not original to me), but simply a redo of my HST Love. It is pretty fun to mess about with different colorways. I love the punch that this colorway creates.
The fabrics are:
granite ( I think this is the name), prune and tangerine shot cottons ( I love these shot cottons, but think they are a pain in the ass to iron after they have been washed)
the pomegranate color is Moda cross weave # 38
Kona solids in baby blue, white and petunia
This Amy Butler print would never have caught my eye, but when I started pulling fabrics for backing it spoke to me. P-E-R-F-E-C-T.
After its time as a class sample for my Seeing Value class it will be a long overdue wedding gift to some dear friends of mine.
Hoping you are all having a good week. From the media hype, Seattle is suppose to be blanketed in snow by 3am. But I might eat this quilt before I believe it.
Bring it on, I’d be happy enough to be snowed in for two weeks or more provided I have power to my sewing machine.