|Building a potential palette for Kava's quilt|
I've been itchin' to get going on this project. It's one of two baby quilts I'm making for my godkid's babies to come, both due in June. Except, one of the babes decided mid-April was a better time to arrive. Ack! I was thinking I'd have a hard enough time making a sometime-in-June deadline and I hadn't even pulled fabrics when the announcement came. Because the baby was early, he's spending extra time in the hospital (everything ok - just needs to grow a bit before they'll let him go home) so I've got a little breathing space. . .
When I saw this quilt in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine (Nov/Dec 2015 issue), I was drawn to the color palette (the rich golds and teal blues I love) and its manipulation of a standard block to provide a more interesting and asymmetrical design. The maker used ombre fabrics but I could see no reason why my hand-dyes wouldn't work in a similar way. At least, that's the challenge I've set for myself since I will be saving time by not coming up with a design of my own. Why not? Not everything I make has to be an original design (she reminds herself because truly, she sometimes feels guilty when she doesn't).
I would have started on this sooner, such was my excitement about it, but I had those other earlier deadlines of ArtWalk and Slice Quilt and some other things to tend to. And actually, I should work on another small piece for ArtWalk (which hangs mid June). But I am letting my heart have its way for now. The fabrics have been pulled and the cutting has begun!