Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Of course I have time for another project!

I have several tops waiting for me to quilt them... I have a mystery quilt from a few weeks ago begging me to and the final borders and then finish it up... I am in the midst of a quilt for a couple getting married in April... I desperately need to start a quilt for my nephew who is graduating in May... so what did I do this week? Signed up for yet another project! But wait.. it is Bonnie at Quiltville's (www.quiltville.com) newest mystery - Orange Crush. Who could resist that???

Mine will be an Orangeless Crush. I was determined to use only stash fabrics (and I sort of did... I was short on one of my main fabrics and ordered a bit more). I like orange and would have used it in my quilt, just didn't have enough.
I really wanted a different feel... I wanted to get away from wild and bright and do something different, but guess what I found out? I am a wild and bright person and most of my fabrics prove it! So I am determined to start adding things to my stash that don't fit my norm.... browns, gold, burgundy, forest greens, pastels (for when I need some light!).... things like that.
I am pleased with my choices. I have lots of dark and light scraps (as per Bonnie's instructions). The darks are mostly reds, greens, purples, a few browns, pink and golds. The lights are mainly white on white, white on cream and a super pale pink and green that are both almost white. My 3 yardage colors are a dark peacoat navy Moda marble (looks black in the photo), a Jinny Beyer print that is a magenta marble with black accents (that's the one I needed a bit more of), and a wonderful teal by Northcott (I love their fabrics!). For the accent color, I am going with a mixture of lemony yellows that read the same. Bonnie has said this quilt will not have a lot of light fabrics in it, so I am hoping these yellows lighten things up and add a punch of bright sunshine to the quilt.


Time to iron and get everything ready for step 1.. which should be coming next week!


"Belle"

3 comments:

creativedawn said...

Thanks for the compliment on the CC quilt. There is always time; I plan to make a CC for myself later. Of course maybe I will like the new mystery better or perhaps Bonnie will keep on doing mysteries and I'll have a larger selection to choose from! Whoohoo!
I like your color choices for the OC quilt...as soon as I get my fabs, I'll post pics....will be purple for my daughter.... grape crush!
Hugz
Pam

Phyl said...

Hoppy looks very much at home here:).

Hugs~

Kathy Wagner said...

Love your fabric choices and your 4 patches are very cute!