This week I finished the 10th, peachy ring on my “Wheel of Fortune” Quilt, and have started on the 11th. It’s the most hand piecing I have ever done, and I’m fairly proud of it. Now that the rings are so large, it takes quite a while just to cut out all the diamonds that are required. There are 88 in this next ring, and I am using 9 different cocoa-powder coloured fabrics.
This ring matches the inner-most star, (1st ring) and are a softer colour than the chocolate coloured 5th ring. I am particularly taken with the fabric you can see here, as the outermost of the cocoa diamonds that I have attached. It reminds me of paper money, and fine etchings. It sounds a little bit conceited, but I just like looking at the whole thing. It is a big piece of eye-candy.
Some other eye candy arrived this morning, some fabrics that I ordered in my favourite warm colours. I had not really noticed these ranges, until I saw them on sale. They are all “Dear Stella”fabric, from both the “Yard Sale” and “Mimosa” collections.
I am absolutely in love with this particular fabric, “Mosaic, Yellow” from the Mimosa collection. It reminds me of a particular painting that I love called “Bush Plum” by Aboriginal artist Jeannie Mills Pwerle. I don’t have any plans for these fabrics yet, but I know that they are colours that I return to a lot. Using them is not going to be a problem.
These last 4 fabrics are from Denise Schmidt’s “Hope Valley” Collection. I know that I am really late to the party with these fabrics, but when they came out I was on a fabric diet. I have only bought a half-yard of each. I feel like I am blaspheming to say that unlike a lot of the quilting world, I have not been in raptures over Denise’s previous collections. They were nice enough, but I didn’t like them enough to buy them. This collection was different, the colours really spoke to me. I have just seen a sneak peek of her next collection with Free Spirit, “Chicopee”, which has similar colours to this one, and I really, really like it.
Have you come “late to the party” on any fabric collections?