Monday, August 31, 2015

Mystery Quilt - Day 1

As I mentioned before, I'm testing out a pattern for my aunt. She's doing a Mystery Quilt at this year's Utah Quilt Fest and wanted a guinea pig to help catch any errors and make sure instructions are clear.

The Mystery Quilt is set up to be revealed over 4 days. Here is my Mystery Quilt Day 1 sewing. - Mystery Quilt Day 1
Babco Unlimited - Mystery Quilt in Progress

I'm a little concerned about my 2 lighter fabrics not having enough contrast between them. Oh well. This is just a tester.

I'm really glad she's had me test this pattern out. First, I found several typos--one of them a little profane (which made me giggle.) Second, I found missing steps. When she transposed everything from her word document to her publisher document with pictures, a few steps got left out. Oops!

My Goal this month is to finish the top of this project.

Linked up with A Lovely Year of Finishes here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Seeing the World in Color

Do you dream in Black and White? Or in Color?

I realized I see the world in fabric. I look out around me and think about which fabrics I would choose to represent that color. Or what a great fabric palette that view would make.

I came to this realization as my husband and I spent 10 fun filled days in Maui to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. Wa-Hoo! - Maui, Anniversary Trip, Beach Sunset
Lahaina Beach

The colors there are so vibrant. Brilliant. Stunning. I was constantly looking around me at all the beautiful colors. Look at this blue, blue water I was lucky enough to snuba in! - Maui, Snuba, Blue Ocean
Molokini, Photo Credit Russ Babcock

And this stunning bamboo forest I hiked! - Maui, Bamboo Forest, Haleakala National Park
Bamboo Forrest in Haleakala National Park, Maui, Photo Credit Russ Babcock

Everywhere were stunning views with saturated colors. - North Maui
North Maui, Photo Credit Russ Babcock

And as I looked around at all the beauty around me I thought "This would make a beautiful quilt." - Maui, Iao Valley
Iao Valley, Maui, Photo Credit Russ Babcock

And my husband just laughed at me.
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