Sunday, February 15, 2009

Color Choices and a Little Sewing



Do you ever have a hard time choosing colors? Over the next few weeks I am taking a class from my friend Suzanne. The pattern is one of her own designs and requires lots of different fabric to give it interest. I dove into my scrap bin for this class looking for a neutral or light colored background and some medium and dark fabrics. All of the colors I put together were earth tones and I was not happy with the brightness of the pallet. Last year I purchased a few batiks while I was traveling and added a few more from Jeanne's fabric sale. I have been itching to put something together with these vibrant fabrics. For the background fabric I dyed some of the print cloth I just received with a light red and golden yellow mixture with a hint of blue to get this lovely butterscotch color. I can't wait to see how the pattern turns out. More on this project next week.


Today I am putting the finishing touches on some quilt block jewelry. I have been out of stock of some of these colorways for a bit. It will be nice to have some on hand again. I also took some time out to play Frisbee with Jack on this warmish ( 23 deg F)and sunny winter day. The snow has been gone for almost a week on the south facing slope however we still have up to 12" inches of snow on the north facing slope. The sky has been a beautiful blue all weekend and it makes me long for springtime.

7 comments:

Jackie said...

Your quilt blocks are gorgeous. The precision is the same for both stained glass and patchwork I suppose.
I long for blue skies at the moment.

Millie said...

I love all your batiks. The colors are just beautiful, so full of life. The stained glass pieces too.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Such fine delicate precious precise work!!! Your work is beautiful at every step along the way of creation...


oh to see that much bare earth is so hopeful.. maybe spring will come after all... The winter has been very long and there is no bare earth up here yet.. so glad you posted your field...

ps... I am waiting for something to come in the mail so I can post a group of lovely gifts too.. hope they never got lost... Thank you for such a thoughtful presentation.. you are such a lovely girl!!!

Jackie said...

I can't wait what you do with your fabric!

Spring will come soon!

quiltcrazygal said...

Such beautiful fabrics. Yes selecting color can be difficult but you have some great choices! I love my pin, it I cherish it. I hope this posting finds you doing well. Blessings, Jenna Louise

bindu said...

Your little quilt blocks are really good. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the colorful fabric. I'm afraid Spring is already here in Austin. Redbuds are blooming. While I love it now, this just means the summer will again be long and HOT. Love the doggie in the snow!

em's scrapbag said...

The batiks with your dyed fabric is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to watching this progress.