Nothing says "time to complete old projects" like a new project with a deadline, right? My local quilt guild is having their biannual show this year October, and I am a little bummed because I don't have any eligible quilts this time around. But, they've asked each member to make two 6" by 8" bunting flags, and I figure that's my chance to be represented.
Of course, the guild is calling for flags in certain Kona colors, and I have been working on a manipulable color card since I took a Color Intensive class in February. So, Item #1 was, complete that.
Which I did!
Luckily, my daughter picked that day to have a near insatiable appetite for "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," So I had enough time to cut out and attach all the greens, browns, whites and blacks to my poster board in pretty much one sitting. Which then meant I could use my own color card to see the required palette.
It was actually quite fun to "audition" all my fabrics against the swatches. And I was surprised to see what things actually "read" as the recommended color when I put the swatch in the center. Here's the full assortment of viable candidates, all from my stash.
And my down-select color schemes for the buntings.
I wanted to reference some of my recent quilts with my buntings, so I chose design elements from "Winnie the Pooh" for one flag, and from my upcoming WIP for the other.
All of this was done in one very hectic weekend while my husband was working. So, I owe my daughter big time. Fortunately, she was a really good sport about it (and about going to the babysitter for a few hours on Saturday). Then again, perhaps she too enjoyed our weekend of color.