Thursday, October 7, 2010
Although I do have one hand-pieced quilt project (the New York Beauty blocks) I'm continuing to work on during this busy time, there isn't much other quilting I can do while packing up for our move. We're in a bit of frenzy trying to get everything done before the moving date. Packing is exhausting work. At the end of the day, I'm too tired to do much quilting, and at this point a lot of our supplies are in boxes anyway.
Fortunately, I can still get my quilting fix with the Electric Quilt program. The pattern is called Dakota Star. The illusion of curved lines fascinates me. I created this quilt to get outside of my usual color scheme--blue, purple, green with maybe one warm color added. I wanted the oranges and reds to predominate. I don't know if I've succeeded in them being the predominate colors, however, it's a stretch over my usual color scheme where the warm colors are a distinct minority.
I'm very pleased with the result. Now if it just looks this good when I actually try to make it. This quilt is on my bucket list. I'm looking forward to working with these colors, and collecting the orange and red fabrics, for which my stash is definitely lacking. Oh darn, more fabric shopping! ;-)