I'm a little behind in blogging. I've decided to go ahead and make a quilt for an upcoming wedding, so I was out shopping for just the right fabrics. I found five of the dusty purples I was looking for, along with a good number of greens and browns. The hardest part was finding just the right background ivory, but I did find one for the front and another one for the back, so that is most excellent. These dusty colours are not ones I usually work with, so I didn't have anything in my stash that would work. Most of my colours tend towards the bright and clear. Indeed, many of the purples in quilt stores now lean towards bright and clear. These five are all from the same line, and they are perfect.
I made a 9 degree ruler in three separate versions for a giant medallion style grandmother's fan for the back of the quilt. And I've cut out all the coloured pieces I'll need. Not much to see yet. I have to cut out the white patches, and I'll soon be getting on to my favourite part, the piecing and sewing. Now that I'm committed to this quilt, I'm very excited about it. I'm sure the bride will love it.