Sunday, February 25, 2007
I think I have enough blocks to satisfy my colour cravings for the time being. I have to put it aside now until I go to town to get some fabric for sashing. I think it has to be dark navy and I don't have enough of that color. If anyone can see a different colour that might look good please say so.
I have decided that my next free form adventure might feature chickens. I saw a chicken quilt in one of my old magazines on which the chickens are all pieced. It may lend itself to wonkiness. I made one prototype but it's not quite what I want yet. I have included a picture of the magazine quilt but there is a bad glare on it and the magazine is out in the studio so this picture will have to do. Most of the chickens are quite dark and hidden so it's probably impossible to see all but the yellow one anyway. Some of them have their heads turned back and some have red wattles (if that is what they are called) and combs. Lots of scope for unusual fabric that is fussy cut here. I have a large pile of greens that cry out to be backgrounds for chickens. The quilt in the book also has some eggs which I think is a nice touch. It also has room for some interesting wonky words.