I'm very happy with myself. Not only did I get out of my comfort zone and buy some Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and do something entirely new and different as far as a ruler and pattern goes, I actually came home from a class and continued to work on the class project! I know!! I'm very pleased. I have been working away on this Fireworks quilt out of "Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin" by Sara Nephew. Today, despite the 90 degree temperature in my sewing room, I managed to get all of the blocks up on the design wall and play with layout. Here's where I'm at right now:
I found that I chose a lot of fabrics from the Kaffe Fassett line that seemed to 'read' all the same. The result was that there was too much yellow and all the light blocks seemed to run together because they were too similar. So, I began digging into my stash and pulling some other colours to create some light blocks without yellow, but adding purple and pink. I also added some deep rich burgundies and purples and some light blue too! This is the result.
I now have to finish the setting triangles and have just reviewed the instructions for that. Maybe, just maybe I'll get all of that done and can then start thinking about what I want to do on the border. I'd love to use up the remaining fabrics for the border so I may insert some small triangles much like the designer of this quilt, Scott Hansen, did. I love using it all up. Waste is bad and makes you feel bad doesn't it? Well this will be a 'feel good' border because I won't be a wasteroo!!
Anyway, that's what I've been up this long weekend in between greeting B&B guests and making breakfasts, and setting tables, and hanging sheets out on the clothesline. It's been a pretty fantastic day!
Until the borders when I'll be back to post some more pictures!