I’m kind of itching to get started on my next quilt. I’m just waiting for a couple more pieces of fabric to arrive and then I can get moving.
Here’s a generous selection of fabrics for one of my options. I will pare this stack down before I start cutting.
I’ve wanted to make a quilt out of black Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics for quite some time. The fabrics are pretty amazing and I just love those bright pops of color. I’m considering a couple of different patterns for these fabrics. One would be the Moss Garden pattern. You can see my recent Moss Garden quilt here.
Another pattern I’m considering is this one that I saw in a quilt store in Chehalis, Washington. It’s similar in it’s combo of larger and smaller squares. But it has a little more variation from block to block. This is probably the pattern I will land on for these black fabrics. It will really let those big prints shine!
Look at how gorgeous these fabrics are!!!
Here’s the other set of fabric that I’ve been assembling. I’m still waiting for two pieces to arrive to fill out this stack.
These fabrics will go into another Ruffled Feathers quilt. I really liked the one I made out of Kaffe fabrics in the contrast color way. I really want to make another one. And I’m going to use an off white background for the geese, which means that the geese will stand out more. With all that work in making gees, I’d like them to really shine. They were sort of muddy in the contrast quilt.
The off white is a Kona cotton that I found online. The color is “snow.” It’s risky to buy an off white fabric online, site unseen. But I lucked out on this one. It’s soft but bright and not too yellow. And it doesn’t get anywhere near beige. Those geese will really POP!
Look at this stack of gorgeousness!!!
Finally, after more than a week of terribly smoky air, it started to clear out yesterday, and a lovely afternoon rain storm pushed almost all of it away. We’ve all started tracking the AQI (Air Quality index) with apps on our phones. I’ve never kept track of this in the past.
Our air was in the “hazardous” range for many, many days. It was really a relief to see it drop into the “extremely dangerous” range. This screen capture was from last Sunday. This scale only goes up to 500! I can’t possibly tell you how incredibly oppressive this smoky air was. You just can’t get away from it. And at a time when we’re all isolated at home, the smoke took away the only respite we’ve been able to get… our twice daily walks. It was a tough week, psychologically, being cooped up, but the smoke also has terrible physical effects.
Here’s a screen capture from today!
It’s so amazing to have breathable air again! And it’s so nice to be able to get outside and walk! My poor dogs… they were going absolutely stir crazy. And me too!
It was a gorgeous day today. The skies of Oregon are really beautiful! Look at that gorgeous clear air!!!