Clearly, I'm no exception! Have you seen Bonnie Hunter's announcement of her next mystery quilt, "Grand Illusion?" Have you started to pull fabrics from your stash? Maybe you need to do a little shopping?
Here are the colors Bonnie recommends for this year's quilt:
I stopped by Ruth's Stitchery this morning to see what they have in this color range. There are lots more, but here are just a few I picked out to match the color cards:
I prefer bright, clear colors -- so I had plenty in my own stash!
Note: Aqua leans to green, not blue, as does Turquoise:
I love this bright apple (or grass?) green:
Can you tell pink is my favorite color?
I bought the yellow on the left at High Country Quilts. Then I saw the one on the right at Ruth's today. It's the one "constant" color in the quilt, so I'll have to choose!
WIP WednesdayI test-sewed one block for our December Jelly Roll Party. The pattern is "Basket Weave" from The Quilt Room.
This isn't the fabrics I'll use for the actual sample quilt -- they're leftovers from a Sandy Gervais collection. In case you didn't notice, the center is an Octagon -- NOT a Hexagon! I have several Hexagon rulers, but couldn't find an Octagon template! The pattern requires enlarging the Octagon template by 400%, with each side measuring 3.75". WELL, at 400%, each side measures 3.78"! The DH noticed one side is about 1/4" longer than the others. I'm hoping when I start on the sample, I'll be able to "sliver" down the sides to measure exactly 3.75".
If you're a knitter, come back tomorrow for a sneak peak at a new yarn shop in Colorado Springs!
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