Sunday, March 30, 2008
Indian Orange Peel
I did not plan on starting a new quilt today but my long arm was upsetting me. I went to quilt on it and everything was working fine then my thread started breaking. It kept breaking so I stopped. That is one problem I have continually had with that machine. My one complaint about longarms is the service. If you do not live by a dealer you are kinda out of luck. So now I have to find someone to look at it. I am not one of those people that can take it apart and feel comfortable fixing it.
I took a color class this past year from Karen Stone. She was so nice and willing to share all of her knowledge. I have learned alot about color but it seems I need to be reminded. It was like a refresher course. When you are not thinking about color everyday it can be easy to forget. At least for me. I took hand dyes thinking they would work, mainly because we needed 125 different colors for this quilt. When I saw the quilt in person I could see why she used prints. My stash is not by color so I am thinking where I am going to get 125 different values in about 6 colors. I came home and started looking at all my fabric and realized I was pretty close. I had about 100 different colors I could use from this one designer. I had stocked up on Lonni Rossi fat quarter packs. Hers are sold in colors but with different values. I will try to find more to put with them but that is a good start. So my fabric and pattern pieces have been cut since the fall. I am going to be working on about 5 different quilts at once. I do get tired of looking at them after a while so it will be good to switch off. Usually when I am finished with a quilt I never want to see that fabric again.
Song of the day: "Silver Springs" by Fleetwood Mac