|This is my first collection of fabrics for the project. Not really sure about the stripe on the RHS|
I saw the quilt on Dawn's blog, Collector with a Needle. Dawn and her daughter Nora, have created the pattern from an original antique quilt. The colours and designs are simply spectacular!
I took a photo of the pattern envelope, but it does not do it justice. The design and colours have really spoken to me, and I just "had to have" that pattern! I scraped through my red boxes of fabrics, but Dawn told me there really is very little red in the original, mainly madder. Well, dumb I might be, but I still think of madder as red. What really tipped me over the edge though, was the bit of pink and blue. That, to me, is just delightful.
Can you please find another 2 or 3 hours in the day for me? I just entered 2 of my unfinished quilts into the Adelaide quilt show, and they have to be done by the end of October. Looks like I will be back to rotating things for a while. This way I get to work on the things I want to do as well as those I need to do. At least I have no class samples or magazine work due for a while. Means I can play with Calico Paradise..