Wednesday, February 16, 2011

And coal wins.

It was always going to be this way. Today I unlocked a deep dark need in my soul to have a predominantly gray quilt. I now realize that it's always been there, I just needed to discover it. And now that I have it within reach, I'm really, really, REALLY excited about it! I'm not really a pink person, and blue just didn't seem to go with Sunkissed, green or the orange/yellow would have been good and I like those colors, but I couldn't handle a king sized quilt of them. Gray has always been the right choice for me and this quilt.

Here's 1/4 of one of the Single Girl rings on the gray. I think I like it because it makes the colors pop, and won't show dirt like white would have. And since it'll be on my bed eventually I didn't want the sheet fuzzies and lint to show up on something even darker, like a black. I've been excited about other quilting projects before, but nothing like this! It's perfect!

Working Wednesdays!

It's Wednesday again. That means that after my day job I get to go and work at the quilt shop!!! :) I love it there. The two ladies that I work with (Jen & Kate) are fantastic!!! One of them is leading the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler and is hosting her own quilt along with squares from the sides of barns found here in Wisconsin in her block of the week!

Both Jen and Kate love to quilt and we always have a great time working together.

I've been working on a Single Girl quilt the last few days and if it wasn't for being in the quilt along, I'd be losing steam rapidly. Now that the cutting of the ring fabrics is finished hopefully it'll go more quickly. I'm using Sweetwater's Sunkissed for the ring fabrics and thought about putting a kona solid gray as the background fabric. What are your thoughts? If you were using Sunkissed, what Kona cotton solid would you use for the background?

Option 1: Ash

Option 2: Medium Gray

Option 3: Slate

Option 4: Coal