Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder

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Crayola Challenge Mini Quilt

As part of being Vice President of the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild, I come up with a monthly quilt challenge.  Some of the challenges have been demanding, while others have been very simple.  Recently, we had the “Crayola Challenge”, and it was pretty straight forward…use the two colors you blindly choose and “screens” of those colors to create a small quilt. The crayons I chose were “Yellow” and “Blue” (no fancy colors here!)  The project was to be no larger than 24 inches on any side.  It’s kind of hard for me to get out of my comfort zone with traditional piecing and begin to improvise with some curves. I wouldn’t classify this piece as my “style” but it was fun to piece and I really enjoyed quilting it. I want a long arm!

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Pantone has released it’s color of the year for 2015, Marsala.  I can’t help but love the clever names people come up with for colors that have been around for ages.  I’ve used this color in my quilts for many years now and will continue to do so.  I’m loving the deep  tones during the holiday season.  There’s just something about Fall colors that makes me want to work on a hand project by the fireplace.  And a nap!pantone2015