|Sunrise off my deck this am|
This weekend I finished up the quilt for challenge #2 of Project Quilting. The challenge was "My Favorite Color".
You had to make your project using white and just one other color.
Favorite color. I know many people can state that color without hesitation, but I can't.
Some days, pink is my favorite color.
Other days, I might actually think green is at the top of the list.
I have to admit though, orange is never the favorite and brown doesn't make the top 5 either though I like them both.
And yellow just brightens up the room!
Oh, wait, what about purple? magenta? fuchsia?
See my dilemma? How to pick just one?
So, I finally decided to go with the colors that represent my favorite place.
For those that know me, there is no guessing here.
(No, not Disney World- that is my second favorite place!)
Color - done. Blue and white.
Design. A whole other dilemma. I was tempted to pop on over to the Project Quilting flicker site and see what others had done. Cheating! So I restrained. but it was already Saturday afternoon, the quilt was due by noon on Sunday. Time to get in gear!
I remembered a quilt that I had designed for a retreat in Madison CT many years ago called Seaside Retreat. It had these wave blocks and I thought that would be perfect.
|Corner of Seaside Retreat|
So I decided to do a bargello style top with wave blocks through the middle.
And then quilting... I am a straight line kind of machine quilter. My favorite is lines that start and end off the sides of the quilt so I don't have to worry about how to end or bury the threads!
But I wanted to experiment on this quilt- that is what this is all about isn't it? Trying something new?
Wavy lines and a circle. (And yes, they did start and end off the edges of the quilt!)
Project Quilting Challenge #2. "The beach, baby! "