I should be decorating and sending out Christmas cards, instead I'm working on my new design called Winterset, made from Blackbird Designs new Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric. The yardage isn't available at the shop yet, so I'm only working with the blues and whites from a fat quarter tower.
I was able to squeeze out twelve blocks which was challenging. I spent most of yesterday designing the center section for this quilt. I'll be able to show you more tomorrow. This has taken me out of my comfort zone colorwise. I do not work within the confines of a limited color palette, but these blues had me from the very first time I set eyes on them.
I never planned to put an applique design in this quilt until yesterday at 4:23am. Light bulbs started going off in my head, and no, it wasn't the paparazzi! I jumped out of bed, made my coffee, grabbed a mechanical pencil, gridded paper, and started drawing.
I would like to get this as far along as I can before Sunday, December 4th for the shop's preview party at the Purple Orchid Inn. What is a preview party you ask? Well, at In Between Stitches, we have quarterly preview parties displaying the quilts, and projects being offered as classes over the next few months. It gives everyone a heads-up for upcoming classes so you can mark your calendars, schedule time off work, and make plans for quilting over the next four months.
I will probably be the ONLY instructor holding up three flimsies. But they are beautiful flimsies and guaranteed to be quilted by the time the classes roll around.
Today I'll be working with (not eating) Blueberry Crumb cake fabric filling the center section with absolute loveliness....well I think so. If not, then it's back to the drawing board. And you know there is going to be a blue flange someplace in this quilt!