Having returned from a 4-1/2 day retreat last Friday, I headed right back out again Saturday for the guild's 4th Saturday Sit and Sew. I used the time to sew the rows of Celtic Solstice together and measure for borders. But most of the time was spent visiting and lunching -- the best part of SnS!!
Last Sunday we spent the evening enjoying the Olympics Closing Ceremonies. I can't get the patchwork designs out of my head. In fact, I cut and pieced a whole quilt in my sleep last night!! It was really sharp; I hope I can remember it! Did you know that Hoffman Fabrics quickly put together a pattern -- When Bali Met Sochi? Not quite exact, but captures the essence.
I really don't know where the week went. Oh, wait, I DO remember where the week went. I have been struggling with fabric selection for two upcoming classes. I spent two days, going through many iterations for Jan Krentz's Variable Hunter Star and finally, finally settled on Japanese taupes with light yellow and blue star points. I know, it sounds weird. And it may be. Definitely subtle. I went ahead and cut my strips before I changed my mind!
Now on to Summer Solstice. Remember this mess?
I have settled on this completely new color palette of red/white/blue. I just need to decide what fabric will go where. I cut chunks and strips yesterday. The black and red in front is a special fabric that I purchased on the 2007 New England/Canada quilt cruise. You might notice in the closeup the letters CQA-ACC plus the number 25. It was a special-edition batik produced for the Canadian Quilters Association 25th anniversary shop hop. I bought all that was left on the bolt. Hoping to use it for the border; we'll see .....
|Summer Solstice fabrics|
This week will be devoted to cleaning house -- long overdue. And gathering all I will need for two weeks of travel and quilt classes to come.
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.