I had to work two three-hour shifts today. I didn’t have much time to do anything else.
After our late afternoon walk in gorgeous weather I got me and my boys our dinner then hit my sewing room. It’s still a bit of a radio studio, but our drive ended today and I’ll have it back in shape tomorrow.
I continued cutting strips for “The Other Sixteen Patch,” as Wanda at the Exuberant color blog dubbed it. She’s making one right now out of blue and green KFC fabrics. It’s nice to have a name for this quilt, rather than “that blue lap quilt” or “the quilt I started last week.”
The more strips I cut, the more I’m falling in love with the group of fabrics I selected for this quilt. Look at these gorgeous oranges!
It makes me sad that orange gets such a bad rap. It’s a fantastic color!
I pressed and cut the pink fabrics while I was on the phone with a friend.
One of the things I love about pressing and cutting these fabrics is that I get to put my hands on all of them and look more carefully at each print. I mean, come on… look at this!!
That one piece of fabric has all the colors I want in this quilt… pink, orange, purple and turquoise. It’s sort of magic!
I cut two strips from each of the 39 different fabrics. They’re now ready to divide into pairs in preparation of sewing.
It’ll be fun to start putting these together. And I’ll have some strips left over that I can use in other projects.
I drove up to Battleground, WA, between my two work shifts today for Rico’s sheep herding lesson and found that I had missed that this week’s lesson was happening down at my trainers place near Molalla, OR… remember, the place where I helped with lambing this last spring. So I missed our weekly lesson and found my self with enough time on my hands to run to the local quilting store that carries a ton of KFC fabrics. I had intended to just pick up the black and blue jumble I wanted for the border for The Other Sixteen Patch that’s on my design wall. I had it in my hand and was ready to head to the cutting counter when I saw a bolt of Brandon Mably’s crackle in the dark color way. This fabric is actually in that quilt, so I changed my mind and picked up some of that for the borders instead.
it’s a really cool fabric and will look great with this quilt top.
While I was looking through the bolts of fabric I saw something that kind of got my blood rushing. It’s Kaffe’s parasols in black. It’s been out of print for some time and Is nearly impossible to find. So I bought every inch of it… a little over 5.5 yards.
It’s a wonderful, great big graphic print and will make a gorgeous backing some day… or maybe I’ll find something more special to do with it. Either way, I’m pretty happy with this purchase!
I’m totally exhausted tonight so this will be a short post. Tomorrow morning I’m off to play pickleball, then I want to get the backing for my KFC scrappy trip quilt fixed. I’ll deliver it to my long arm quilter Monday. I’d also like to get “The Other Sixteen Patch” blocks sewn together and get the border cut and sewn on. That’s completely doable.
Then I can start sewing the orange/pink/purple strips together on Monday! That would be a fun project for my day off on Monday.