I (Achaia) was diving through my fabric stacks the other day and came up for breath with a plan and a tall pile of lovelies in an array of colors. I haven't made a quilt for several years now, and, in my defense, I have not hand quilted one in simply ages. And, this go round I decided on following a pattern instead of our often scrappy quilts. I picked up the pattern from friend Alexia at Market in October and am loving it so far.
It's tempting to pick a particular fabric collection for a quilt top, but I've found that I absolutely love the two quilts that I've made more with a color scheme versus one specific collection. If you've read this blog for a long time you've seen one of them here. And, would you know that I've shown a glimpse of the other one on our blog and I didn't even remember it!
So, this one is going to be what you might term my signature colors — deep, rich, and saturated. I am loving the idea of each 'wheel' being in one color family. I had so much fun putting my scraps in piles by color and cutting all the pieces this weekend.
Now I'm on a crusade to get Mom and all the other girls making quilt tops, picking fabric with colors in mind instead of an entire line. I definitely have some of them on the band wagon, so it will be exciting to see what they come up with! We'll be sure to share them along and along.