I’m SO excited … the chevron quilt is
Friday, on our “road trip”, I found fabrics that have met with T#1’s approval for his spiral log cabin quilt.Once again the colors aren’t accurate … the red and blue are both more muted and the off-white isn’t as white. We then headed over to St. Louis to visit a shop that advertises that they have among the largest inventory of extra wide backing fabrics in the nation. Not hardly! What a disappointment. Since we were already in St. Louis, we took a detour to a third quilt shop where I signed up for a class … I’ve mentioned several times that selecting fabrics is very difficult for me. Part of my “problem” is that I prefer muted colors, especially the classics – blues, reds, neutrals. But I just don’t have an eye for choosing colors and patterns. I admire quilts made from colors that I would never think of using, so I’d like to be able to expand my color horizon. The class I’m taking won’t be using the color wheel or any technical tools … it’s designed to expand the eye to color and what we like and why. While there, I bought some thread for T#1’s quilt … a blue and a variegated blue. I’ve always been anxious to try variegated thread and thought that it might work well for this quilt. I used YLI hand quilting thread on the chevron quilt, but YLI doesn’t have any variegated hand quilting threads nor do they have a blue that (at least online … I can’t find a local source for their thread) looks like it would work well for his quilt. So I’m going to give Aurifil hand quilting thread a try. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized that I had failed to even think about looking at storage for the sewing room closet. By then I was gung ho on trying to finish up the chevron, so I put that off for another day.
There will be no slow stitching today as I am anxious to get started on cutting strips for the spiral log cabin. In case you all have forgotten, here’s my inspiration:I don’t plan to use borders on mine … my strips will be 1.5” wide, and I want to maximize the spiral effect.
Hope you all have a spectacular Sunday!