Seeing as how I finally finished my last one, I think I'm totally sweet to join another, right!! Please note that I am still supposed to be making my Skill Builder blocks, and said I was going to do Swoon 2013 (that's standard size swoon blocks - yeah I haven't started that one yet...).
So yeah, a Penny Patch. I have to say, one of the reasons I signed up is because it's a pretty simple pattern. In fact, the pattern is downright basic. But the colours!!!! I am in love with the colours. And it is a proper patchwork - no fancy schamncy "design". Just beauty in the simplicity. Ok, so clearly I like the plan for this quilt.
And because part of what I loved was the citrusy, vibrant colours, I, of course, went with the exact same colour scheme as Rachel. Just count me out as unoriginal.
But seriously... Yum!!!
Since these arrived on my doorstep, I have become addicted to buying these colours. And I mean that literally. I just put in another fabric order and it is all bright, light blue and crisp perfect orange.
I am usually so scared of that, but for this, I'm so happy with it!!! And I think the reason I'm less scared, is it's all going to go together in such the simple style . I have faith that this will meld into a harmonious whole. It also doesn't hurt that there are a couple of different text fabrics in there. I do love me some texty goodness :-)
|Low Volume love <3|
And to prove that I'm really not scared at all, I have started cutting.
I have to admit that I did stress a little about some of these fabrics as I was cutting them. I the pile they looked perfect but one by one my anxiety went up. I added an extra bluey blue (those hexagons on top) to try to blend that blue Flea Market Fancy in a bit more. I admit that if I hadn't already cut it up, I probably would have pulled it. I'm not sure it's the right shade of blue... No!! I am not second guessing myself until I can see it all laid out and then I'll reassess.
Now to convince Ashley to put up a design wall so I can see everything at once and shuffle the pieces around as the spirit moves me, and I'll be the happiest little quilter in the world :-)
Oh! And I changed the blade on my rotary cutter, and I am in love. I didn't realise how unnecessary it was to be using so much pressure to do my cutting. This new blade glides through fabric like a hot knife through butter. I think I might have to start stock piling new blades and change them every week! That may be a slight exaggeration. But I will remember this and not let my blade get that blunt ever again. Cross my heart!