Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius,
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
It felt good to clear out some of the older yellows and greens. Now another baby quilt will be needed and the blues could use a combing through. Except for the clear blue with swans, these are all soft blues with a grey undertone. The swan fabric is also light blue although much more clear but the swans and their white shape relate to the cranes on the left and the white leaves on the right. Plus, they fill out the 64 blocks needed for this quilt. Ha.
Now they just need to be blended in a bit better. BTW, it was late when I took this photo so the colors are off.
|Blue Hatchet quilt blocks
The next day was spent rearranging blocks until settling on this arrangement. The two fabrics that had the most blocks are separated into two columns and the darkest blue is moved to the center. Everything looks better when the seam allowances disappear.
|Hatchet 4 blue baby quilt top
Pulling fabric for the back meant a short search through the stash. It's getting lower which is good for me. My plan is to use up the fabrics that are more than ten years old... or to donate them. Of course, some will be kept because they could make a special part... such an a flower center or an eye or a wing. More pictorial quilts are brewing in my mind but I need to clear some space in the workroom before they can come to the fore.
At a New York City nightclub Clary witnesses three teenagers murder another. Then the body vanishes and no one else saw anything. Cassandra Clare based her YA Mortal Instruments series on the thought that "all the stories are true." Angels, demons, werewolves, vampires, fairies. Clary's take on everything is unexpected - both by the other characters and by the reader. I'm looking forward to more of these and I'm way behind.
Enjoy the day, Ann