Over the weekend I posted this photo on facebook of me “shopping” for paint chips to consider for our reconstruction with the caption “think we will go neutral.” I’m cracking up at all the responses! Everything from “Egads!” to “they all look like you.” Yep, this gal loves color! I’m going to keep you guessing as to whether this is a room redo or the beginnings of a new quilt!
Monday’s sure have a way of rolling around rather quickly, don’t they? It’s a little overcast today with potential rain. Good thing that it’s colorful here in The Quilt Rambler Studio On Wheels (aka RV)!
Seems there’s so much going on that I haven’t had time to do what I really enjoy and that’s to sew.
Deadlines, decisions, and drainage
Just a brief update on our post-Harvey reconstruction – we had to make the decision to perform “open heart surgery” on the foundation of our home to repair and replace drainage problems. While this is a serious matter to consider we didn’t hesitate as we do prefer indoor plumbing! While things look a little dull now, just wait until I get walls!
Adding A Little Color To The Mix
Finally! It’s been a long time since I’ve had a little Sunday sewing and trust me, it was most welcomed even if it is part of my “deadline” to do list. Let’s talk color!
I tend to work my deadlines as “putting out the biggest fires first” and up next on my list of things to do is “proof the pattern” of a quilt I will be co-teaching with my fellow CI (Certified Instructor) Brian MCoy at the fall Studio 180 Academy. The fabric supply list is due this next week so time to sew and make a few blocks!
The quilt is called Celestial Borealis Twilight and was inspired by a fellow Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, Liliane Suurenbrock-Loeb from the Netherlands, whom I will be able to meet in person next week at the CI Reunion. Brian and I will be teaching three tools, the Corner Beam, V-block and Square Squared in this 3-day workshop. His quilt is Celestial Borealis Midnight and a slight variation. Sew excited!!!
All too soon my Sunday Sewing came to a halt, but I am so pleased with the progress. The foundation fabric Snowcone from Island Batik looks just like its name – reminds me of those rainbow snowcones as a kid! The quilt will be scrappy using other beautiful Island Batik fabrics so stay tuned! Better yet, enroll in Studio 180 Academy and take our class or any of the others! A wonderful opportunity to master the Studio 180 Design tools!
Trying to do all those ‘get out of town’ things that need to be done – heading to North Carolina this next week to join up with my fellow CI’s for a retreat/reunion/training with Deb Tucker and all the fine folks from Studio 180 Design. Looking for a welcomed change of scenery!
This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, encouraging you to add a little color to your life! Happy Monday y’all!