Out of the Depths
Sometimes I am amazed at where my mind wanders. I've been sticking to a plan, methodically working through UFOs, with a little bit of cleaning/organizing here and there lately. This crept out in my latest cleaning binge. No, really, it pretty much JUMPED out and shouted LOOK AT ME!!!
|Stars of Summer - by All Through the Night|
I don't know when I started planning this one; the pattern is dated 2012. I think the pattern preceded the fabric, or maybe it's the other way around. I was probably in one of my 4-patch posey phases. Or maybe I was in my Jacobean phase ....
I had these lovely panels that looked like a cross between Jacobean tiles and kaleidoscopic posies. And they were the right size for the pattern.
|Harvest Spice by Nancy Davis McMurtry|
Using the pattern picture as inspiration, I chose black for the star points.
But after making a couple of sample blocks I realized that the black simply blended with the purple of the panels when I really wanted contrast in the star points. So I put all that cut fabric back on the shelf, as well, and chose a red, instead.
I'm not sure I will have enough of this red to do both the large stars and small stars so my plan is to cut and kit all the large stars first, then see if I need to bring in another--possibly different color--fabric for the small stars points.
This quilt was nowhere on my radar at the beginning of the week! Now it's migrated to a higher priority. It might be something I take to an upcoming retreat. Or it might go back in the stack. But this time it will be ready to pick up and stitch when I have time.