I originally scheduled last weekend's trip to Angel Quilters in order to get some advice from the very creative & knowledgeable women who work there. As you know from my last post, we accomplished some shopping for my daughter too! I was able to spend a few minutes with the gals, and got my questions answered.
Yesterday, I began my project. It started with old fabric samples that I used in my redecorating business. I have about 20 books and rings of these swatches, all color coordinated. Doesn't this look like a project just waiting to happen?
I spent most f the afternoon, laying and re-laying the swatches into a design that I thought was just right. The future recipient of this soon-to-be "throw" decorates with lots of green, so I mostly used those swatches, adding in rosy-pinks & some blues.
I am telling you, this was definitely the hardest part! First, I am a very novice quilter. I have made clothing for myself, sewed slipcovers & drapes, pillows, etc. Laying out a "crazy quilt" is another thing entirely! I'll have to add several rows & columns as I get the swatches cut to remove the metal ring and stiff paper at each end. Then, there will be more editing of the colors/layout.
When I finally quit working on it after supper, it looked like this.
Guess how I am spending my day? :) I am actually having fun with this, and who knows what I might think of to use the rest of the swatches!