Shocker alert: Sandra cannot make up her mind. You’d think pulling three fabrics, just three, ranging from light to dark in one colourway, especially when one of the colourways is blue, of which I have an abundance, would be a snap. Note, never overabundance because one can never have an overabundance of fabric, right?
First of all, I got sidetracked (shocker #2 I know; sorry to lay all this on you).
It's October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as I walked over to the blues cupboard (cough..yup they have their own cupboard) I spied my pinks shelf and thought, I wonder... This is a cause very near to my heart, and to which I contribute monthly. It has touched and taken too many of my friends and family. The top fabric I had just got, like that very day, from the Sew Sisters Quilt Shop clearance sale, a Joel Dewberry. Not sure I have enough of it however, but I do have enough of Kona in dusty pink.
I put them in the monochromatic setting, always a great idea if you are doing a quilt with value. When I took a Colourwash class many years ago, we used a Ruby Beholder, which is a red see-through thick plastic viewer that takes out the colour. You can also view a quilt in very dim lighting, something I wrote about here. These days, if you have a smartphone, which most of us do, it's a snap to take the photo, tap edit and set the filter to monochromatic.
Here is that run of fabrics. Not bad, although I see that areas of the pink bubbles fabric might blend into my medium fabric. The bubbles fabric is left over from my first Benartex e-zine publication, Coins of the Atocha, aka On the Plus Side, and the medium is left over from a quilt I made for Brianne 10+ years ago.
Okay, well, let's go back to the first plan and pull out three blues.
Canton Village Quilt Works, and 'Winterfall' by Lecien from Fat Quarter Shop. I could run them either way, from light to dark, or from dark to light.
Here they are in monochromatic:
Guess I'll just wait until October 13 to see the cutting instructions, and make a decision! That, or I have yet to investigate my batik potential candidates.
I have a little happy dance to share. Tish messaged me last night that I, well, my quilt, is a covergirl!
Let Your Star Shine is in the top left corner of Benartex's contest announcement. Well that made my day! You may want to check out their contest; looks to be some terrific prizes.
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