Dec 18, 2007

Embarking on a new quilt

I'm happy today. I found a quilt pattern I really like. It's sort of an enlarged version of the old pattern "Aunt Sukey's Choice." I got out my graph paper and made a chart for it. The quilt requires one bright, solid color. I chose turquoise. I ordered that fabric yesterday, so it will take a few days to get here. Meanwhile I'm making the non-turquoise parts. My daughter "E" always says: "Mom, you can't have too much turquoise!" Anyhow, this quilt pattern is one big star in the middle. I always wanted to make a quilt that has one big star. But I can't hassle with diamond shapes. And besides, I like to make quilts that I can divide in the middle until after I quilt them. This pattern meets those criteria. And it uses up lots of different scraps. I pieced a bunch of triangle squares today. I may name the quilt "Fourth Day."
On another topic, Lazy Gal in her blog recommended the book "Color A Natural History of the Palette'" by Victoria Finlay. I'm in the middle of reading it, and it's fascinating. It tells about all the dyes we use for painting and for fabric. For instance, in our American history books, how many times have you seen the British Army referred to as "The Red Coats?" Yep, find out all about it.

1 comment:

Tamera said...

Don't you love the feeling of starting a new quilt? It's such a grand adventure.