This week I have been playing with these very bright diamonds, working out a pattern for the next ring on my Wheel of Fortune Quilt. I have just completed a ring of purple squares, like the background in this photo. In real life the pinks are possibly brighter than they appear on your screen.
If Mainland Australia represented the colours that I am most comfortable with, then these bright babies would be Tasmania, just a little beyond my usual palette and comfort zone. I like it.
I have assembled the colour for the next couple of rings as well. Soft peachy colours for the next ring of squares, and cocoa-powder browns for the following ring of diamonds. These are softer than the chocolate brown of a recent ring, and more like the diamonds in the centre of the quilt.
I fell in love with the very bright pinks of the pink, peach, purple and green of this grape fabric by Martha Negley. I have used it in two projects on the go, with fairly similar colour schemes – this is my quilt in progress, which features large “bubbles” of fabric on it.
I am gradually hand stitching down the bubbles, which are mostly just basted in place.
So lately it has all been about handwork, with very little sewing machine action. I think I will probably be revving it up for Christmas though.
How about you – handwork or machine work lately?