I’ve been auditioning fabrics for the wild floral kaleidoscope stars on and off since I last showed them. Looking at the stars made me think about what the fabric had looked like before I started.
So I looked back in my blog and was happy to find I had posted this photo of it. It turned into some fabulous kaleidoscope stars. Now I only have small scraps of it left so wouldn’t have been able to take a photo that showed just what it looked like to begin with.
First I tried the stars against this blue batik, with thoughts of using it for the kite shape in the Silent Garden setting. I wasn’t 100 per cent sold, but I thought it might work and so pulled some other fabrics to go with it.
I found a fabulous little aqua dot and one of my favourite pale (and somewhat pink, of course) batiks which I thought I’d use for the background hexagon and the small triangle, respectively. However, upon measuring I realized I didn’t have enough of the aqua dot so that was out and nothing else really worked with the blue.
Then I pulled out a box that contained fabrics that I had kept together with the wild floral fabric. And oh, my – I think I found the perfect fabric for the kites. And I have more than enough of this deeper green little dot to use as the background hexagon with it.
Then it was time to test some ideas for the little triangles. First up I tried the batik I had pulled with the light blue batik in combo 1.
I really do love this pale batik, but the triangle is very small so I think it’s possibly going to get lost in the design.
Then I thought perhaps a purple for the little triangles.
But then I found this orange and it’s perfect, I think, and I have more than enough of it for the triangles. It will be a nice pop of colour in the design that definitely won’t get lost.
So now the big question will be how much I print over the next few days to start the Not So Silent Wild Floral Garden and then just how that gets worked into the current rotation!
But what temptation am I resisting?
This – the Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato design, which is one of the fabulous quilts in Willyne Hammerstein’s Millefiori Quilts 3. When I got the book, this was actually the quilt that first caught my eye and I’ve had in mind a group of fabrics that might make a stunning version of it.
So yesterday when an Inklingo Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato collection was released, it was very, very tempting to drop everything and start printing fabrics for it. I can’t even begin to tell you how tempting. But so far I’m resisting. It will be my reward that’s just waiting when I finish one of the Silent Garden tops or the Harpsichord Quilt top. Once one of them is finished, then I’ll start something new. Or is that famous last words and I won’t possibly be able to resist that long? Only time will tell!
That 12-point star and the illusion of curves and the effects one could get, depending on some fussy cutting and colour placement, in Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato? It really is impossible to stop thinking about so I’d better get piecing the Silent Garden tops quickly! And that includes getting the Not So Silent Wild Floral Garden started, so I need to make a final decision on the fabrics.
Yesterday it was cold and windy and felt more like February than April. The worst part of it? We saw snowflakes. At one point lots of snowflakes. Thankfully, nothing accumulated or even stayed on the ground but snow in April? The robins won’t ever show up at this rate!
Jake was just disgusted by this turn of events and yawned as he prepared to go back to snoozing in the kitty tree until there’s more activity out on the roof garden again!
Baxter was not impressed when he saw those white flakes going by the window again.