Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Random Notions – Day 1 of a New Year

Happy New Year to everyone. I hope everyone rang in the New Year in a safe and fun manner.  I was asleep until I heard the neighbors setting off fireworks, and then the fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip.   I could have looked out one of the bedroom windows to see the fireworks, but I was way too warm and snuggly in my bed, so I turned on the TV to watch instead.  I couldn’t even get through the entire show – I was so tired, I turned it off and went back to sleep. 

So today, I worked on The Rainbow Project, this time A Study in Yellow.  Finding yellows did not prove easy – just like the red, I seem to stick to certain shades of each color.  I must have just lucked out when I made the orange one.  I had to use some fabrics that had a bit of other colors on them, and I had to pull out some things that leaned toward gold/brown.  I honestly didn’t care for them as I put them together-
-but I continued forward, as I know they always look different when all put together.  Then came the problem of finding something purple or lavender, preferably with a bit of yellow in it, and I could find nothing!  (If you ever saw just how much fabric I have, you would say that was impossible!)  I finally had to settle on some purple from one of the baby quilts I made last year-
I switched up the order from the picture above to figure out where to put the purple, and this was the final result-
I tried to space out the darker fabrics this time, because I figured yellows would be like rays of light.  It came out better than I expected with those fabrics.  That’s the beauty of this pattern – nothing ever looks exactly like what you think it will.  The complete title of this wall hanging is A Study in Yellow – Lightning Strike.  Still need a sub-title for the red.

In the next couple of days, I will try to embellish these quilts with some fancy threads, cords, and trims.  Well, I will try doing one and see if I can make it look not too bad.  Other than that, I think I am going to embark on some paper pieced blocks – just some random stuff to get better at the paper piecing.

Okay, getting late.  Have a super New Year!

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