Low volume, schmo volume! I’m excited to be diving into rich colors again! I’m putting together another quick donation quilt for the east coast. Luanna posted this update yesterday on quilt distribution to Sandy victims, and I realized how many people are still without heat or their own homes. I already sent one, but sitting here warm and dry with all this stash makes me feel that sending one more wouldn’t hurt.
Knowing your stash really helps. I could visualize most of the fabrics I wanted to use for this. I have so much floral, not really sure why, so lots of things turn out very feminine. I wanted to make this deeper, suitable for anyone, though I didn’t completely avoid florals. I really did dive in to choose, cut, and stitch these blocks without over thinking them, and I’ve really enjoyed working with these great prints and colors. I know the blocks merge a bit and are rather dark. I think the quilting I want to do in turquoise thread and the light brown border will lighten it up a bit. Yes, it’s exactly like my Quilt of Valor and Quilt for Husband, but with these colors it will really look different, and that large orange and aqua floral couldn’t be cut up any smaller, could it? Nope.
Are you playing with your fabric?
I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.