16 Jun Dreaming of Water – again
My family knows that I often dream of spending time staring at beautiful water views. This rarely happens in my life, but even thinking about looking at water makes me calmer. I imagine this is why, time and again, my quilts include beautiful blues and aquas.
I love the intense, hand dyed colors of my original Turnstile quilt. Those Marcia Derse fabrics are beautiful! Yet, ever since I made that quilt, I’ve wanted to make another one in a fresher, brighter color scheme. Now seems like a good time since I’ll be teaching this class at AQS in Chattanooga later this fall. I thought I had a charm pack in my stash that would be perfect, but I couldn’t find it. (…the danger and delight of too much fabric!)
As I was looking, I stumbled across this pretty Palm Springs line by Michele D’Amore for Benartex. I picked it up during Quilt Market a while ago and it is just right for the watery feel I love.
I’m going to alter the pattern a bit and use the same color for the centers as for the background. I think that will add to the airy feel. I’m also going to use the same four fabrics for all the blocks instead of a charm pack as in the original quilt. Altering patterns a bit like this is one of my favorite things about quilting – so many possibilities!
I am a little concerned that there will be too much white in my plan, but I’m going to dive in and see how it looks. All the cutting is done – now to the fun sewing!
Is there a place or view you dream of time and again?