You’ve seen it already but here it is again with the picture Vicki chose for our February palette.
And here’s a closer view of the picture next to the quilt.
There were four greens in the palette and only used three were used in my top. When choosing the fabrics, it was a hard decision for me to go with the mint green as a background. White or ecru fabrics are used for backgrounds almost exclusively in my quilts but using the mint for the background allowed me to use a third green and allowed me to use up a whole lot of of a big piece of green fabric!
When I originally saw this palette, it looked like it was going to be really difficult to work with because, while all those colors are ones that I love, putting them all together just didn’t seem like it would work but as I pulled fabrics, I realized it was going to be a fun palette. These were definitely not colors I would have chosen but I love this quilt. At one point, when I was running out of month, I considered making it smaller and even went so far as to draw the smaller version in EQ but then decided I wanted this quilt on my own bed some day so I continued sewing. Not all of my quilts earn the spot of being on my own bed! This is truly an example of what can happen when we try something new.
Thank you, Vicki, for this palette and for challenging us to go beyond our comfort zone.
Get on over there and check out the March palette and come up with a plan. It doesn’t have to be a whole quilt. It can be a bag or a pot holder or a pillowcase!