Monday, June 15, 2015


I'm going to start a new project today.  Actually, it is a take on an old project.  Back in 2005, I made this quilt for inclusion in my book, "Traditional Two Block Quilts" published by AQS.  Because of the time crunch for publication it was necessary to send this top out for machine quilting.  I've always regretted that even though it was expertly machine quilted by Judy Case.  I'm a hand quilter - to me one of the best parts of quilting.  So, I've always wanted to remake the quilt in different fabrics, and hand quilt it.

"Retro Rockets", 2005, 46"x 46" 
 I'm going to start on it today which necessitated a trip to the quilt store over the weekend.  I've always favored the reproduction fabrics, plus those with a more muted, grayed look.  Well, it's time to step into the 2015s, and try some of the brighter fabrics by designers such as Kaffe Fassett, etc.
This is what I came home with --- some fat quarters and a little yardage.  I'm going to use the blue for the background print to help ease my transition into the "bright life".

To give you an example how muted my quilt life has been -- I have 49 assorted plastic boxes of fabric scraps organized according to color.  And, only one small shoe box is marked BRIGHTS with all of the colors combined.
I'll be using these scraps to fill in with my new purchases.
I'm off to begin my new adventure "out of my comfort zone"!!

I'll be joining:
love, laugh, quilt
cooking up quilts


beth s said...

Bright color IS an adventure. Have fun!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I love working with bright colors, they just make me so happy! Have fun playing with your new fabrics - they look fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up to Main Crush Monday.

Bonnie said...

Good for you moving out of your comfort zone! That quilt will look stunning in brights.