Every time I go to JoAnn's, I'm drawn to the bolt of Kona Cotton in Charcoal. I've always been partial to the color grey and especially liked that tone. I took it as a sign and started thinking of potential projects. I recently bought the "Slide Show" pattern by Atkinson Designs and was contemplating making it as a birthday gift for my cousin's son's upcoming first birthday. They live in Manhattan so I thought she'd appreciate something a little more modern and sophisticated. I was also inspired by this quilt on the Purl Bee website and the idea of using blue and orange as a color palette for a young boy. So I grabbed the bolt of charcoal and grabbed a few blues and oranges to see if they "popped" enough off of the darker fabric. I included some stone colored solids to lighten it up a bit.
I'm anxious to see how this one turns out. I go back and forth between really liking it and thinking it's not appropriate for a 1-year old. What do you think?
I really went off the grid and grabbed random items from all around the department, instead of sticking to a collection like I normally do. I guess that's how the "real" quilters do it. : )
I think I'll stick to collections for a while.