It was really energizing to work on a quilt with a color palette so outside of my norm, and I put a serious dent in my warm color stash to boot. Sometimes, I feel like I get stuck in a quilting rut, using similar colors and fabrics too often, and when I start worrying that all of my quilts are starting to look to similar, a project like this gives a nice jolt to my creativity.
I'm making a concerted effort to sew my stash more lately, so I tried to fit as many different prints as I could into this one. I just used up the leftovers on the back.
Since purple is used very little in the quilt, I wanted to really pull that color out. So, I opted to bind with one of the purple prints. It helps that I already had it in my stash!
This pattern is almost finished, and I'm hoping to release it at next week's NTT, so be on the lookout!
Okay, I owe you a couple of winners from the wonderful August giveaways!
First up, the winner of the sweet Gigi Blooms zipper pouch (filled with goodies!) sponsored by Fort Worth Fabric Studio is comment number 105, Rosa!
and the winner of the Merry Moda Mix fat quarter bundle, provided by Fat Quarter Shop is comment number 110, Annette Ellis!
Congratulations to both of you, ladies! I'll be contacting you soon via email to get information from you so that you can get your goodies!