Last week my Thursday night quilting class began that will continue through early November. I registered back in March (as a birthday present) but there weren’t enough folks for the class to happen and as I’d already bought my book and fabrics I asked them to hold onto my money for this fall’s version of the class. Pulling out those fabrics last week, I wasn’t quite happy with my lineup. All week long I’ve been arranging and re-arranging fat quarters trying to find a combo I like with little success. Even a new infusion of fat quarters didn’t do the trick. I was to select 5 lights, 5 darks and a center contrast. It just wasn’t happening to my satisfaction.
When I changed to orange vs. blue rather than light vs. dark I finally was able to settle on a combo I love. I bought the koi fabric several years ago in Hawaii. It was the end of a bolt so there’s only about a yard but it should be plenty for the border of my class quilt which will be lap sized. We’ll start with a log cabin block and build from there.