People who truly love quilting for the fabric, the process (over & above perfection), the color, texture, and cheap therapy. Life is stressful. It's good to have random discussions about a quilt in the hoop and the thread on the floor.
I think I've finally been liberated from the office except for all the normal details that I generally deal with throughout the year. I'd do a happy dance, but I'm just mentally exhausted from it all. Hopefully 2013 will be a better year for us financially. Okay. Nuff said about that. Back to the good stuff.
A different take on Scrap Attack #3
I had previously made 56 low volume improv. blocks made strictly from my scrap bin. I still get a really good vibe when I think about that.*wink I laid them out several times and like I said, they were looking really mushy and blendy. Intervention time! There just so happened to be a cheerful, happy little stack of fabric sitting on my cutting counter when I started auditioning possible sashing fabrics.
Looking at the value changes by graying it down.
Funny how that happens! Anyway, it was a stack of fabric that I had been slowly adding to as whim compelled me to and was made up of predominantly 'medium' fabrics. Medium color fabrics are often the eye candy of all fabric but they generally need the most help to showcase properly and show to true advantage. In this case it seems to be working in the opposite. Don't you think the medium fabrics are doing the work here to showcase the light fabrics of the low volume piecing? So cool. I love it when things start coming together even better than I originally pictured!