Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Indian Orange Peel (Part 2)

Most of the class (see previous post) was spent learning about colour and practising sorting fabrics. We each sorted our own fabrics and then, as a group, we went around to each person's stash and Heather analyzed the choices and showed what would happen if we added different colours. We also made up a shopping list of what we needed to buy to supplement our fabrics. Most of us had lots of medium value fabrics, but lacked in the light department and needed more dark darks! But, we did get a little bit of sewing in. Here is my first arc....only 100 more to make before March 19th when we have our next class!!

We also made one four patch block. I finished a few more this week out of the Kaffe Fasset fabrics I had on hand:

I spent some time this week sorting out all my fabrics into the 12 categories of the colour wheel and adding possibilities from my own stash to the mix. In order to keep my sanity, I put them into a large ziplock bag and labelled them. Imagine my delight when I opened my drawer for a marker to find 10 different coloured markers all colours of the rainbow LOL. I could match up 10 of the 12 to the colours in the bag! How fun is that eh?

This morning, Gail and I went on a little shopping trip to find some more Kaffe Fasset fabrics. There is the cutest little quilt shop on Richmond Street in London called Hyggeligt. From the website: "Hyggeligt (rhymes with google it) Danish in origin, a sense of feeling welcomed, loved and content with friends, family and your own world. No literal translation but it does sound like a nice place to be." It definitely was a VERY nice place to be this morning :-). I got to spread out all my baggies of fabric and play with colour to my heart's content with the help of Gail and the shop owner, Chantal. Now doesn't this just make you want to sit down and sew?

I'll keep you posted on progress.


Quilter Kathy said...

Yummy fabrics! I love your idea of putting the colours into baggies!

The Cozy Quilter said...

The shopping trip was lots of fun! Thanks for inviting me to go along!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Thanks for coming along!! It was great to have you to help pick out colours :-). I have all my fabrics washed and ironed...have I mentioned lately that I love ironing fabric? LOL