Not much sewing done around here the past few days but I have played in the fabric piles and done a lot of auditioning (between rounds of coughing, hot tea, and lots of pills and potions...) My guild did however have our quilt (in photo above) that supports camp rainbow at the local Home and Garden show last weekend and it raised a lot of money for the camp. The camp is sponsored by a local hospital and allows critically ill children a chance to play like the rest of the kids for a week in the summer.(This is the cherry block I made for the quilt...)
Back to playing in fabric...I was trying to find the right center fabric for the star in my crazy liberated amish piece. This is the one that started by my slicing up an old UFO and then morphed into a project piece for Tonya's liberated Amish class. Funny how things morph no?
Anyway I am OK with the black star points (there are about 5 different shades of black in this quilt...mainly because of age and maker of the fabrics!)
My first thought was to go really light for the center square. I'm not even posting the photos because I hated it that much. It high-jacked the entire quilt (who knew light pink could be sooooo powerful?!) So I am down to two choices...a medium eggplant that shines because it is just off the brown and the maroon but nowhere else is there purple in the quilt top.
Then there is a bright blue of about the same value as the eggplant but which blends with the blues already in the quilt top.Enough excitement for the day...I'm off the wrap myself in quilts and sit on the back deck and get some sun on my face. Feeling the need for some vitamin D! Plus someone has to go out there and keep these daffodils company!