I finally got back to the sewing machine last night. I just have to sew some buttons on projects tomorrow while I’m having some after dinner conversation with friends, and those projects will be done.
Thursday night I was at the fabric store for over two hours with my first quilting student. One of my former English students is in a Bible study at church with me, and she said that she’d love to learn to quilt. I sent her to my Pinterest boards to hunt down a pattern that she might want to make, and she decided that she wants to do the Jungle Path quilt over at Moda Bake Shop. We’re going to make it a larger 36 blocks (yeah, we’re ambitious) but slightly less scrappy with some of the fabrics repeating.
I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing a sneak peak; here is the fabric that we’re going to use. There are several fabrics in the pile that I love; as a matter of fact, I just picked up the two teal fabrics today when I was back at the fabric store. But, what I’m also having fun with is the trip outside of my comfort zone. My student fell in love with the fabric on the top of the pile, and once we figured out that we’ll form many of the centers of the squares with it, she started pulling fabrics to coordinate. I don’t typically use this many deeply saturated colors in one project, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the quilt turns out. It’s fun to see something take shape that I wouldn’t have come up with myself. And, I’m 100% glad that she’s going with the dark Kona on the bottom of the pile for her sashing instead of white. I think that’s going to be a gorgeous choice.
The next stack of fabric was equally outside of my color choices. I used to be drawn to traditional fabrics, but I don’t use them often anymore. Three of the fabrics in the stack below are actually from a quilt kit that I bought back in high school and had forgotten about. I have no interest anymore in making the quilt pattern that came with the kit, so I’m glad that I can find another use for the fabrics. These fabrics are for a Christmas present, so they need to get washed this afternoon, and I need to get to work on that project ASAP to prevent a last minute crunch.
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