Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WIP Wednesday Shhh it's a Secret!

I can't show you all of what is on my design wall today because it's a pattern test. But I can show you my colors!

Here is my "inspiration" photo It's from Design Seeds, ages ago. It was buried in my "solids" bin, and when I went searching for fabric for this new test quilt, it leapt out and shouted, "Choose me!"

Without a light box, it's really hard to get a photo of the true colors of the fabrics, but this is close:

The block needs to be 16" finished, and I didn't have enough of the cacti fabric. So I pieced together some cacti and some sagebrush, with the khaki background. The prints are from an old Northcott collection of state flowers fabrics. Sagebrush is the state flower of Nevada, and the Saguaro Cactus is the state flower of Arizona.

I don't know why Northcott didn't use the sagebrush in bloom, but here is a close up:

This is going to be a fun quilt, I can't wait to show you the finish!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Arizona is sounding pretty good today, it was -10 degrees when I woke up this morning!

Photo: Looks like I'll be adding a new color to "My Year in Temperatures" scarf today!

Keep warm and come back on Friday to see the newest Jelly Roll Party finish.

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  1. I am so over cold weather... starting to get a little stir crazy around here. It's great for sewing but one needs to get out now and then! This looks really interesting and I look forward to seeing it develop.

  2. a bit cold.. what great fabrics with all the state flowers. Looking forward to seeing this one too.

  3. It is what we consider cold here in AZ too - but not THAT cold ;)

    Love those colors!! and you are right, sage brush in bloom is absolutely gorgeous! Interesting that they didn't add a pop of purple in that fabric. Your blocks are fab!


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