|Cori suggested "pebbles" quilting. Great idea!|
Ugh, three days of Jury Duty right smack dab in the middle of the best summer days ever, and Tracey calls me to join her on a ferry ride over to Island Quilter www.islandquilter.com on Vashon Island! Boy oh boy, was I ever glad when the last juror called WASN'T my name. The ferry ride was beautiful, Mount Rainier stood tall in the background. Island Quilter has so many fabric choices, I got overwhelmed and selected a grouping designed to go together. I think I was nervous, becfause this was expensive fabric, and I'm so used to buying discounted fabric at $3, $4, $5 and $6 dollars a yard. Next time... I'm going to not second guess myself and go with what I really, really like. I'm going to copy that wonderful blue quilt pictured below and use the crisp, classic blue and white color spectrum!
Update: I ended up hating the quilt! Too graphic. I was so disappointed. Here I'd finally splurged on fine fabric, trying to live down my budget-minded McFabric reputation and surprise Tracey and Cori with GOOD FABRIC... and I end up not liking it at all. So then Karlie comes over, sees it on the long arm and goes berserk! "I love it, I love it, I absolutely LOVE THIS QUILT! It matches John's & my bedroom decor to a tee!" she exclaims. I said, "Your kidding!? Well, guess what, KuzzieWuzzie... IT'S YOURS!"
So Karlie got the quilt! ;)
Now I gotta go get all that blue fabric and make the one I really want for Kev & mine's bedroom. Deep sigh. Ha ha ha ha ha!
|Island Quilter was a feast of colors for the eyes! Here's Tracey and the Owner.|
|basic square with large dark print|
|basic square with large grey print|
|The quilt in the Island Quilter window that inspired me. Now I want to do a blue one.|