A month or two back, I made an addition to my Quilting Bucket List: making each of my cousins a quilt. I've taken great pains to try to keep my Bucket List at 12 projects or under. The purpose of the Bucket List is to prioritize the quilts I want to make before I die, so that means I can't put every quilt that catches my eye on it. However, by adding the Cousins Quilts to the list, I've broken my own rule as that puts the Quilting Bucket List at well over 12 projects. Perhaps some of the other quilts on the list will go to some of my cousins....? Who am I kidding? In all honestly that's not likely to happen. So it just means I'd better get my butt in gear.
To that end, I've been quizzing my cousins about their favorite colors. Some have proven to be more forthcoming than others. I'm not sure what's up with that.
My cousin, Aaron, wasn't at all shy when I asked him though. Right off the bat, favorite color: Camouflage. What? (Actually, in my mind it was more like WTF?) Is camouflage even a color? Okay, so I guess it was a one word answer for a list of colors.
I quizzed Aaron about other colors that I thought might go along with the basic camouflage color scheme. Navy? I got an unhappy face for an answer.
Then, Aaron, sweetie that he is (but don't tell him I said that) says, "Even if you make me a pink quilt, I'll use it; but just not in front of the guys." I had to laugh. I also assured him that I wouldn't make him a pink quilt.
Thinking of combat pants and tents, I started perusing the online shops for camouflage colored quilting fabric. I didn't have much luck. Most of the fabric I found was indeed the heavy denim one would use for making pants. It wasn't until my first trip to our local Wal-mart here in Newton that I found quilting camouflage fabric. I bought four yards.