I don't know what happened to me when I was in Vermont, but ever since then I have been craving a certain combination of colors.
Over the past 3 weeks I have done 4 quilt tops, one of which is now on the frame for hand quilting, and one of which is in embryo.
So here are the quick sketches of the 4 pieces, in various stages of development.
This was the first. It's now being quilted up. It is also a replay of the play with curvy distortions of rectangles. I did a grey I red quilt just a short while back. I wanted to revisit those lush shapes.
While I was doing that work some fabric from a [!!] 1958 dress that I adored & had saved came to the fore. So the next piece totally favored that cloth. I wore the dress to my brother's wedding.
It now has a band of white across the base of it.
Then this one was made from the scraps of the first two. I think of this as the windows on the snow storm. I have done many confetti quilts like this in my life.
And finally, in the course of all of that, I discovered in my stash a small piece of hand-dyed, paste-resisted cloth done from about 15 years ago that totally 'went' with some wonderful commercial cloth I had with graduated dye. I am completely fascinated with the X-ray feel of this one.
This is the one in embryo.
Maybe I have worked this particular color-craving out of my system. I think it might have something to do with winter & my response to it-- VT and winter in YVR, but really I am not sure.
I went through an intense green period recently & suddenly it was over. I'm very curious about these color cravings.
That's it for now.